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Purdue Shooting – One Person Found Dead

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A young man was shot to death at Indiana’s Purdue University Tuesday, and a male suspect was taken into custody, police said, in an apparently targeted killing, adding to the rush of school shootings this past year.

The gunman and student, Cody Cousins, 23, fatally shot Andrew Boldt, 21, who was a graduate student and teacher’s assistant at the university’s electrical engineering building, according to Purdue University Police Chief John Cox.

“The individual entered the facility and took the actions that he took, and then immediately left the facility without any other interaction that we’re aware of,” Cox said.

Cousins gave himself up to a West Lafayette police officer outside the building on the 40,000-student campus, he said.

(image) Andrew Boldt

Apparently Cousins was not cooperating with investigators, initially, even though he had surrendered.

Purdue security officials issued a text alert to warn those on campus and in the surrounding area that there had been a shooting, and to seek shelter immediately. Within two hours, the university said there was no ongoing threat on campus and allowed normal operations to resume in all buildings except the engineering facility, which was now a crime scene.

Many students described chaos on the campus.

Julissa Martinez, a freshman nursing student from Portage, said she was in class in a different building when she received the text message saying the university was on lockdown. She explained that her professor briefly kept teaching, then stopped so that students could contact people to let them know they were safe.

“He tried to get everything under control because people were freaking out,” she said.

She said students were nervous because there was a lot of speculation about the severity of the situation.

“It was scary because you hear about it, but you never expect it to happen on your campus,” Martinez said.

Senior Saran Mishra, editor of the Purdue Exponent, the campus newspaper, said some students had heard fire alarms and were told to evacuate.

“Right now I’m still in shock,” he said.

Image via YouTube; NDN

Purdue Shooting – One Person Found Dead
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  • What I don’t understand?

    I lived for 40 years and these things were rare as can be. Since the push to get the guns, we have 10 or 20 of these things a year. I find all this very hard to believe. The only thing I can really point to is 9/11. America has gone crazy since 9/11 and for 13 years it has been nothing but non-stop fear, fear, fear, fear and pressure. Maybe America is just cracking. I know the majority of America does not believe the official story of 9/11. I don’t care what the media says. I can go to a person randomly on the street and just about every person says the official story is bullshit. Maybe that knowledge has led us to not believe in anything anymore. Heck, we will not value life. 54 million abortions and endless wars. So why care?

    I really think that America has gone crazy. We know we are being lied to and we know our country is falling apart and all of this plays itself out in the rash of crazy violence we see. I really have to struggle to think of violence like this before 9/11. There was columbine but that was in 1999. Sandy Hook, by the way, is totally fake. Compare Columbine to Sandy Hook. We saw everything and knew it was true. At Sandy Hook, no one shows you anything and they destroyed the school. None of it makes sense. Again, another lie.

    America you better bring the true cause of 9/11 to light. You better re-investigate because it has warped your society to the point no one believes in anything and no one cares about anything because the nation knows you are living a lie. The kids especially know. They don’t watch the watered down mainstream media. They know the truth about 9/11 and they are pissed.

    This case however is probably because of a girl.

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