Report of shots fired at Purdue is false

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue University says there’s no threat to its main campus after police investigated a report of a shooting at an apartment complex one day after a student was shot dead in a classroom.

A text message sent shortly after 8 p.m. Wednesday told students and staff there was a report of shots fired in the area of an apartment building at Purdue Village, which houses students with families.

A follow-up alert sent a short time later said campus police went “door to door reference shots fired.  Unable to locate any problem.  No ongoing threat to campus.”

A shooting in a classroom Tuesday killed 21-year-old Andrew Boldt of West Bend, Wis. The suspect, 23-year-old Cody Cousins, has an initial court appearance Thursday on a preliminary charge of murder. provides commenting on many stories to allow for constructive discussion. In order to comment, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms and Conditions. Anyone violating these terms, including the use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinion of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, flag it so our moderators can review.

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