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Hundreds attend service for West Bend native Andrew Boldt

WEST BEND, WI (WTAQ) - Hundreds of people filled a church in West Bend Tuesday night to mourn the death of Andrew Boldt, the Purdue University student murdered in a classroom last Tuesday.

School president Mitch Daniels and Boldt's fellow engineering students traveled from the West Lafayette Indiana campus to attend the service, held at St. Francis Cabrini Catholic Church.

Daniels said that as he learned about the 21-year-old Boldt and his family, he realized that America does not have any finer people.

The president of Milwaukee Marquette High School, where Boldt graduated in 2010, attended the service along with numerous teachers and friends.

Purdue said Tuesday it would bring in counselors and therapy dogs on Friday for a "Day of Healing" in the wake of Boldt's murder, allegedly committed by fellow student Cody Cousins.

The therapy dogs will be from Indiana's K-9 Assisted Crisis Response Team. It was found that dogs helped comfort college students after the deadly campus shootings at Virginia Tech, Northern Illinois, and Alabama-Huntsville in recent years.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)