Purdue Mourns Shooting Of Teaching Assistant

first_imgPurdue senior Andrew Boldt, 21, of West Bend, Wis., died Tuesday. Police arrested senior 23-year-old Cody Cousins on a preliminary charge of murder.Investigators say the shooting occurred in a basement classroom of Purdue’s Electrical Engineering building in West Lafayette. Police believe Boldt was targeted by Cousins.The shooting prompted mourning on the campus and beyond. Purdue, known nationally for its engineering and agricultural programs, has produced many graduates that reside in southeastern Indiana.Some took to social media following the shocking news: –Joey Harmeyer 51 minutes ago near Oldenburg, IN –“Prayers to the Purdue community and the Boldt family after yesterday’s tragedy. Stay strong and Boiler Up!” Zack Dwenger 16 hours ago near West Lafayette, IN ·–“Thank you to all who text and checked up on me today-means a lot that you all care! Still questioning Purdue’s lockdown policy with non-locking doors but what matters right now is that most people are safe and can move on. #prayforpurdue” A routine day on campus was abruptly interrupted when a senior at Purdue University shot and killed a teaching assistant, police said. Andrew Weigel 9 hours ago via mobile —“This one hit a little too close to home. Prayers for Purdue and the Boldt family. #BoilerStrong”last_img

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