Marquette HS students find strength in brotherhood to deal with Purdue shooting

CREATED Jan 22, 2014

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MILWAUKEE - A somber morning greeted students as they returned to Marquette University High School on Wednesday.

A former student, Andrew Boldt, was shot and killed at Purdue University.
 
"Here at Marquette it's kind of a brotherhood," junior Alejando Esquivel told TODAY'S TMJ4. "He's a brother from Marquette so it kind of affects us in a different way."
 
Boldt, who grew up in West Bend, graduated from Marquette HS in 2010. 
 
"I told my parents and it's just unbelievable that that happened," added Noah Alcorta, also a junior. "That someone so young who just graduated can die like that."
 
The school routinely begins with mass, but teachers today said many more students arrived early at school to attend. Classes also began with a special prayer to honor the memory of Boldt.
 
Boldt's older brother also graduated from Marquette High; a younger brother is currently enrolled there now.