LIVE: President Trump listening session on school safety with state and local officials

President Trump is hosting state and local officials at the White House on Thursday as part of the administration's ongoing efforts to hear from communities directly impacted by mass shootings and provide a forum to discuss measures to prevent similar tragedies from happening. Thursday's session focuses on school safety in the wake of the deadly Parkland, Florida shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

CBS News live blog:

This meeting follows a conversation the president, along with senior administration officials, had with students, parents and teachers at the White House Wednesday, in which they shared stories of their experiences with shootings and demands on how to address to growing issue.

According to the White House the following are expected to attend Thursday's session:

Attorney General Pam Bondi (R, FL)
Attorney General Curtis Hill (R, IN)
Commissioner Rick Sanders, Kentucky State Police
Commissioner Pam Stewart, Florida Department of Education
Paula Stone, Deputy Director, Arkansas Division of Behavioral Health
Sheriff Charles Stuart McDonald, Henderson County (R, NC)
State Representative Patrick Neville (R, CO)
James D. O'Donnell, Former Chief of Police, New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority & Orange CountyLegislator (R, NY)
Fred Kittle, School Board Member, Bartow County (GA)
Parkland Mayor Christine Hunschofsky (D, FL)

(Source: CBS News,
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