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"It was like talking to a toddler", she said.

The latest spasm of violence in a year marred by assaults on the nation's schools, the shooting at Santa Fe High School was the latest to test the president's role as national comforter-in-chief.

After the mass shooting in Parkland, Fla., for example, Trump called Samantha Fuentes, a student who'd been shot and was left with a piece of shrapnel lodged behind her right eye.

It was a private event that sold tickets for $5,000 a person for the luncheon or $25,000 for those who wanted to take a photo with the president. She added: "Changes are coming for the good. Thank you very much".

"He says the district needs the guardian program to keep students safe because Cooke County is so large - it's nearly 900 square miles and runs from just north of Dallas to the Oklahoma state line - it could take sheriff's deputies several minutes to respond to something like a shooting at the school".

Speaking from the Dallas Independent School District's headquarters, Abbott said he wants to arm teachers and put requirements on parents to keep guns away from children 17 and younger.

"No", she replied. But Trump "kept mentioning" arming classroom teachers.

Hart went on to say that talking to Trump "was like talking to a toddler". Authorities have charged a 17-year-old student with capital murder in the attack.

On Thursday, Secretary of Education Betsy Devos and other members of the president's Commision on School Safety were to meet in Maryland.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Sen.

The meeting came at the start of the U.S. president's visit to Texas.

The Galveston Daily News reported he vowed to improve the school safety by making sure federal money is available.

"In addition, the state should create a pathway for our veterans - many of whom have extensive firearm training - to help protect our schools through a modified school marshal program that ensures they have the appropriate training to transition their expertise into the campus environment", Hawkins noted.

Trump briefly strayed from gun rights dogma after the Parkland shooting, but quickly backpedaled. He's proposed a few small restrictions on guns since the shooting. Investigators said he used a shotgun and pistol that belonged to his father.

Additionally, the report makes suggestions for "hardening" schools, meaning making the physical building more hard for intruders to enter as well as installing new security measures like active shooter alarms and providing more training for students and staff.

Mourners pray around a memorial in front of Santa Fe High School on May 21, 2018 in Santa Fe, Texas.

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