President Trump will make security within the nation’s schools a “top administration priority,” Vice President Pence stated Saturday in a speech in Dallas.
The vice president didn’t go into specifics at the event held by the America First Policies group, which supports Trump’s agenda.
But he stated the president — who has said psychological issues are the explanation for why deranged teen Nikolas Cruz used an AR-15 assault rifle to slaughter 17 individuals at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. — will make the push “in just a few short weeks” when he meets with the nation’s governors, the Dallas Morning News reported.
“We will get to the bottom of what happened here,” added Pence, who mentioned the Justice Department is working with different agencies to “study the intersection of mental health and criminality.”
And he promised the administration would “take a renewed look” at giving law enforcement the power to take care of mentally sick individuals.
Pence provided condolences to the families of the 17 individuals massacred at the school on Wednesday.
But he additionally griped that “voices in Washington and in the media are running to their predictable debates” about gun violence, the outlet reported.