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Safety concerns raised at IU after Purdue shooting

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BLOOMINGTON, IN -

Indiana University faculty members are questioning the safety of campus following an attack at Purdue University that left one student dead and another facing a murder charge.

The death of Purdue senior Andrew Boldt of West Bend, Wis., Jan. 21 has raised concerns about many of IU's century-old buildings.

IU officials tell The Herald-Times (http://bit.ly/1fqtS0n ) the university has been adding safety features to guard against a scenario like the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre. Those include keypads and card-swipe entrances and new locking mechanisms.

But renovation money is tight, and many classrooms still have doors that open outward and lack locks and peepholes.

IU officials say they're working on more formalized training for faculty but acknowledge it's impossible to adopt a one-size-fits-all approach to protect an entire campus.

Information from: The Herald Times 

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