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Police investigate a reports of a shooting at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind., on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014. Police say they have a person in custody and the university says it told people to take shelter and have cleared the building as the area is searched. (AP Photo/The Journal & Courier, John Terhune)
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Police investigate a reports of a shooting at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind., on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014. Police say they have a person in custody and the university says it told people to take shelter and have cleared the building as the area is searched. (AP Photo/The Journal & Courier, John Terhune)

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