As Purdue Shooter Sentencing Looms, School Still Responding To January’s Violence

Sep 17, 2014

Alertus emergency beacons have been installed in 27 large classrooms across the West Lafayette campus. These beacons are approximately the size of a tablet computer and are located at the front of the room, in full view of the class. The beacons have lights and an audio alarm, which will be activated at the same time an emergency text alert is issued. The text message will also appear on the screen of the beacon.
Credit Purdue News Service photo/Ray Cubberley

Cody Cousins, the man who pled guilty to murdering a Purdue student in January, is set to be sentenced in Tippecanoe County Court Friday.

Purdue officials have spent the time since the shooting beefing up the school’s security measures.

But some on campus say there’s more left to do before everyone knows how to respond to a similar situation in the future.