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Student shot to death in classroom at Purdue University

An engineering student at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind., was shot to death in a campus classroom, and a fellow student has been charged with his slaying. The Lafayette Courier and Journal says the homicide was the first on-campus shooting incident at Purdue in more than 17 years. A suspect identified as Cody Cousins, 23, of Centerville, Ohio was being held in connection with the homicide. The victim was Andrew Boldt, 21, a senior in electrical engineering from Wisconsin. The victim and the alleged shooter were undergraduate teaching assistants in electrical and computer engineering.

MORE: Read updates on the shooting.

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