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FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) – State lawmakers are planning to review the state’s school and law enforcement disciplinary procedures for juveniles.

Republican Rep. B.J. Nikkel says the panel will focus on zero-tolerance policies in current legislation when it begins hearings on Wednesday.

Nikkel told the Fort Collins Coloradoan that the task force wants to analyze how to better treat juvenile offenses while still punishing true criminals.

According to Nikkel, 10,000 students have been referred to law enforcement from schools in Colorado since 2000.

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