Room where Purdue shooting occurred closed for semester

The Purdue classroom where a student was killed will remain closed for the fall semester.
The Purdue classroom where a student was killed will remain closed for the fall semester.

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – It’s the first semester back for Purdue students after Andrew Boldt was killed in the basement of the Electrical Engineering building.

It’s been seven months and black trash bags still cover the windows of room 67 where the crime occurred. A letter from the professor, dated Jan. 27, is still taped to the door.

Purdue officials said it’s probably going to stay like that for at least the fall semester.

Purdue President Mitch Daniels said renovations were already scheduled in this building. He said they won’t reopen the classroom until after those renovations are complete.

Because of the events that took place in January, Daniels said a safety committee met this summer to discuss ways to make the campus safer.

“Our facilities folks are hard at work on both alert systems, door locks. Starting with the large capacity and higher priority rooms and working on down,” said Daniels.

Purdue officials said specific safety features will be announced sometime this month.

As far as renovations of the classroom, Daniels said they’re not sure how long that could take.

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