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OKLAHOMA CITY - With recent school shootings the sale of bulletproof back packs has soared.

Schools across the country are looking for ways to keep students safe.

Tuesday, the Oklahoma Commission on School Security met for the very first time to come up with a plan to protect students in the Sooner State.

LT. Governor Todd Lamb said it's imperative to have a plan that's proactive and keeps as many students as safe as possible.

Security experts said prevention and preparedness training at schools has gone down nationwide, partly due to cost.

Officials said federal funds have focused more on other issues like anti-bullying instead of physical security.

Some of the recommendations included updating training for school resource officers, having response drills for students and staff and having student projects to teach safety.

No word yet on what will actually make it in the plan but the commission expects to submit its recommendations to legislators in March.

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