BATON ROUGE, La. (KPEL) -- Louisiana House Speaker Chuck Kleckley has announced the formation of a committee to look into what lessons the state can learn following the shooting massacre in Newtown, CT.

"While we grieve with the families of Newtown, we as legislators need to ask if there are lessons to learn and apply to our own hometown schools," Kleckley said.

Schools in Louisiana already forbid weapons and body armor on campus, and schools are allowed to have police officers on campus, Kleckley said.

Rep. John Schroder, the Chairman of the House Select Committee on Homeland Security, will meet with the committee year to review existing laws and procedures.

"The meeting will discuss if we as a state need to take further action to make sure our children are free to learn, play and grow in peace and safety," Kleckley said.