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In an endeavor to solace bereaved families and shaken survivors, United States President Donald Trump spent an hour privately with some of those impacted by a Texas mass school shooting on Thursday that killed 10 and maimed more than a dozen on May 18.
The shooting at Santa Fe High School among the latest spasm of violence in a year marred by assaults on the nation's schools was the latest to test President's role as national comforter-in-chief.
Trump met with about two dozen people smitten by the shooting instead of publicly sharing his message for grieving families and local leaders during a meeting at Coast Guard base outside Houston.
Jared Black's 17-year-old son Pamela Stanich was among the eight students who were killed was one of the family that Trump met, presenting him a statement of kin and a copy of son's eulogy.
"Trump met with us privately and showed sincerity, compassion, and concern on making our schools safer across the nation,'' she wrote in a Facebook post after the meeting. "He spent time talking to the survivors and asking on what happened and what would have made a difference. Changes are coming for the good. Thank you Mr. Trump.''
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Thursday, whom Trump put in charge of the school safety commission declared a $1 million grant to Santa Fe School district to aid with efforts of post-shooting recovery.
By Sowmya Sangam