Purdue University is planning a moment of silence at noon Wednesday, Jan. 21, to remember Andrew Boldt who was killed on campus one year ago. Purdue Student government is planning a campus-wide event.
“The idea is for all students, all professors, all faculty members to take a moment and pause wherever they are. So, it’s intentionally going to happen during class, while people are all at the dining courts, all over campus,” said Caroline McKinney, vice president of PSG.
PSG also plans to increase awareness of mental health by setting up information booths with resources available to students around campus on Wednesday.
“Some of our students knew him very well and some of them didn’t, but it really impacted everybody on a very deep level,” said McKinney.
Boldt was stabbed and shot by classmate Cody Cousins, who was sentenced to 65 years in prison for the murder in September and then committed suicide while in prison in October. See related stories: Purdue Shooter Sentenced Today In Court, Purdue Shooter Admits To Murder and Purdue Shooting Suspect From Warsaw Area.
Source: WISH TV