SEE IT: President Biden visits Queens school to discuss violence prevention programs


After arriving in New York City Thursday morning for a much-anticipated meeting with Mayor Eric Adams, Governor Kathy Hochul, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and other city officials on the outbreak of gun violence in the Big Apple, President Joe Biden headed to P.S. 111 in Long Island City, where he met with community leaders to discuss various violence prevention programs.

Biden’s visit comes after he pledged to dedicate $500 million in the 2022 spending package to community policing and intervention programs that have proven effective in New York City. Biden also released comprehensive plans to reduce gun violence, which includes curtailing the flow of illegal weapons into affected communities.