President Donald Trump appeared bored and confused during a meeting at the White house about school shootings.
Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill tried to explain to the 71-year-old president about actions schools can take during shootings before police physically arrive:
We also have countermeasures that can be employed by the sheriff’s department within seconds to contain the attacker and in a sense turn the attack on them. That is a critical piece.
Trump was stumped by the notion of countermeasures:
I just don’t know what that means. Honestly, I don’t know what that means.
Hill gave Trump an example:
If you are in a hallway, with an active shooter in a hall, and he’s going around looking for targets, you got the doors locked, and somebody is monitoring and, for example, they have smoke canisters that can come in and blind to shooter, which distracts them. That gives time and, you know, that critical time when he is allowed looking for targets.
However, Trump was still confused: “In the meantime, he’s shooting everybody, though.”
Hill told Trump: “Well, in this particular school, they’re locked down. We need to have those types of hard products, hard products in our schools.”
(Source: Fox Business via YouTube)