DENVER (AP) – Colorado lawmakers will begin studying ways to prevent school violence and how to provide better mental health services for students.

The committee that will meet through the summer was formed by lawmakers this year in response to the death of Claire Davis, who was shot by a fellow student in 2013 at Arapahoe High School.

But lawmakers and school officials have been searching for solutions to student violence for almost two decades since the Columbine High School mass shooting in 1999.

The study committee can provide ideas for legislation next year. Committee members will include lawmakers, parents, school officials, and mental-health professionals.

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