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OKLAHOMA CITY – They have served their time behind bars and now they are living among us.

“There’s more sex offenders in Oklahoma City than police officers,” said MSgt. Gary Knight, with the Oklahoma City Police Department. “And, we have over 1,100 police officers.”

They are legally required to live at least 2,000 feet from school property.

We did weeks of research and discovered there are sex offenders living just blocks away from nearly every public school in Oklahoma City.

“And, that’s just a registered sex offender, too?” asked Oklahoma City resident Stephanie Rogers. “Wow, that’s crazy!”

A parent’s best defense is knowledge.

Monday at 10 p.m., we’ll show you the simple tool you can use to find out who’s living near your child’s school.

Lance West spent weeks mapping thousands of registered sex offenders in Oklahoma City.

He’ll show you which schools had the most and the only school with no sex offenders living nearby.

The results might surprise you.