WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - The bombs that went off at Monday's Boston Marathon are causing some heightened security for sports fans this weekend in West Lafayette.
Purdue Associate Athletic Director Tom Schott says they want to be sure fans feel safe at the events.
Spectators can expect all bags that are carried in to be checked, and to see uniformed officers with Explosive Ordinance Detection dogs at every venue.
Schott says they have not heard of any threat, and do not expect one.
"Police chiefs of all the Indiana major schools have met," Schott said. "There's no known threat on any campus. They conferred with our facility folks and we made this decision. We don't expect anything to happen, but you can never be too safe."
This weekend's events include women's tennis on Friday, men's tennis Sunday and men's golf on Saturday and Sunday.
The baseball and softball teams have games on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Also happening this weekend is the annual Purdue Grand Prix.
Purdue Sgt. Keene Red Elk says the department will have 10 uniformed officers and student patrol at the race.
Red Elk says they will also have EOD dogs patrolling the venue as well.
He says with the busy schedule on campus, at any given time, close to 20 officers will be working to help keep everyone safe.
"That's not just going to be Purdue officers," Red Elk said. "It's going to be officers from Purdue, West Lafayette and Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Department. But, they're working our events and working off the work order numbers that are given for those events."
Red Elk says if everyone uses common sense and reports any suspicious activity throughout the weekend, everyone will be safe.
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