Melania Trump meets with Parkland shooting survivor at White House

Melania Trump meets with Parkland shooting survivor at White House
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First lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpA new hurdle for female politicians in the digital age The Hill's 12:30 Report Week ahead in tech: AT&T, DOJ merger fight heads to trial MORE on Thursday met with a survivor of the Parkland, Fla., high school shooting during his visit to Capitol Hill.

“Heartened to see children affected by tragedy using their voices to try and create change. Wonderful to meet and speak with Stoneman Douglas High School student @KyleKashuv today at the @WhiteHouse. His message of unity inspires us all!” the first lady tweeted.

Kyle Kashuv survived the shooting at Stoneman Douglas last month, where 17 people were killed and several others were injured. The shooting sparked a renewed conversation on gun laws and how to prevent school shootings, largely led by students. 

Kashuv and the first lady also discussed the ReachOut App, which Kashuv has been promoting since the shooting. The app allows a student to connect with fellow students to discuss emotional or mental problems they’re experiencing.

Kashuv said on Twitter that he also met with Sens. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioRubio: McCabe 'should've been allowed to finish through the weekend' For Tillerson, bucking Trump became a job-killer At least six dead after pedestrian bridge collapses on cars in Florida MORE (R-Fla.), Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzOvernight Tech: Facebook faces crisis over Cambridge Analytica data | Lawmakers demand answers | What to watch for next | Day one of AT&T's merger trial | Self-driving Uber car kills pedestrian The case for a new branch of the military: United States Space Force The problem with hindsight MORE (R-Texas) and Orrin HatchOrrin Grant HatchSenate GOP: Legislation to protect Mueller not needed Week ahead: Lawmakers scramble to avoid another shutdown Lighthizer set to testify before Senate Finance on trade next week MORE (R-Utah), as well as Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanSpending deal talks down to toughest issues, lawmakers say Schiff: I thought more Republicans would speak out against Trump Dem leaders pull back from hard-line immigration demand MORE to discuss his app and experiences since the shooting.

Since the shooting, President TrumpDonald John TrumpLieu: There will be 'widespread civil unrest' if Trump fires Mueller Attorneys for Trump, Mueller hold face-to-face meeting to discuss potential interview topics: report Trump tariffs not helpful for nuclear talks, South Korea says MORE and other lawmakers have voiced support at various times for strengthening background checks, raising the age requirement to purchase a rifle and banning bump stocks.

However, no gun legislation has been passed in the weeks since the Parkland shooting, despite recent polls showing overwhelming support for stricter gun laws.