Purdue to hold ‘Day of Healing’ Friday in wake of shooting

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WEST LAFAYETTE (Jan. 28, 2014) – Purdue University will hold a “Day of Healing” Friday following the Jan. 21 campus shooting that killed Andrew Boldt.

The day will include therapy dogs and counselors at the France A. Córdova Recreational Sports Center from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 31.

The dogs are from the state’s K-9 Assisted Crisis Response Team, part of the Indiana Division of Mental Health and Addiction’s emergency preparedness and response program. The team specializes in working with college students after tragedies. Comfort dogs were used in the wake of tragedies at Virginia Tech University, Northern Illinois University and the University of Alabama.

Counselors from different university departments will also be available for students to talk to. No appointments are necessary.