The White House reportedly disputed a claim that students from Covington Catholic High School are meeting with President Trump after allegedly receiving threats following a student’s encounter with a Native American tribal leader in D.C. A senior White House official told CBS News the claim, which was reported by conservative pundit and Fox News host Laura Ingraham, was not accurate. “They are not coming tomorrow, they are not coming this week, that does not mean they are not going to come at all? I don’t know,” the official said. Ingraham originally tweeted Tuesday afternoon that the students would be meeting with Trump as early as Wednesday. Ingraham then backtracked and said the White House seemed to be “in flux” about the situation and any meeting “would happen after shutdown.”
Sam Schroder, a Covington Catholic student who appeared in a video statement on the threats the school has received, told The Daily Beast no one from the school has been contacted by the White House to his knowledge. Schroder and another student released a video statement Monday evening claiming that bomb and shooting threats have been made against the school since Nicholas Sandmann’s confrontation with a tribal leader. Video of the encounter subsequently went viral online.
— Julia Arciga