BOISE -- School safety and planned walkouts were a major point of conversation as lawmakers gathered Tuesday to answer questions as part of the Idaho Press Club's on-the-record luncheon.

Legislators say they have getting questions for several weeks about whether the state was doing enough to prevent violence like the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida that left 17 dead on Valentines Day.

Senate Pro Tem Brent Hill said he believed steps in the right direction were underway, but there is still a lot to cover.

But Hill highlighted the recent creation of crisis centers to help people suffering form mental illness.

Senate Minority Leader Michelle Stennett agrees, but said legislation like the recent tax cuts have been missed opportunities to direct resources to address the problem.

Hill said lawmakers are eyeing March 23 as a possible end date for the session.