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Oregon lawmakers hold meeting about active shooter prevention

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From Paris to San Bernardino to Roseburg, the threat of active shooters looms large in the minds of many.

On Thursday, the House and Senate Judiciary Committee held a joint meeting to discuss the state's role in preventing and responding to an active shooter scenario.

In October, a gunman opened fire at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg killing nine people. 

In June 2014, a student at Reynolds High School in Troutdale killed a fellow student and injured a teacher.

This time of year, many are reminded of the Clackamas Town Center shooting where a gunman opened fire on shoppers, killing two people on Dec. 11, 2012.

At Thursday's hearing, all three shootings were discussed with a goal of becoming better prepared.

The Oregon School Safety Task Force is called for "threat assessment team" in every school, along with a 24-hour tip line.

Clackamas County Sheriff Craig Roberts was part of the discussion.

"There is one program in Portland and it's called Lines for Life. They actually have resources and actually have youth that work the line and to me, that's a key component."

Other courses of action discussed in the meeting include creating a database of school floor plans and creating an active shooter management class for first responders.

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