UPDATE: Victims in alleged Grand Chute murder identified as suspect’s grandparents

UPDATE: Police have now identified the two people allegedly killed by a Neenah High School student over the weekend.

Photo Credit: Grand Chute police

They are Alexander Kraus’ grandparents – Dennis Kraus, 74, and Letha Kraus, 73, according to Grand Chute police.

Kraus is expected to make his initial appearance in court Tuesday at 3 p.m.

The teen was arrested at the home. He’s being held in the Outagamie County Jail on possible charges of first-degree intentional homicide.

 


GRAND CHUTE, Wis. (AP) – Police in Grand Chute have arrested a 17-year-old boy in the deaths of two people.

Investigators say Alexander M Kraus, the Neenah High School junior, knew the victims, who were found during a welfare check on Sunday morning.

The teen was arrested at the home. He’s being held in the Outagamie County Jail on possible charges of first-degree intentional homicide.

Authorities have not yet identified the victims.

The teen allegedly had plans to cause harm at his school as well.

The Neenah School District put out the following statement on Monday morning.

“Grand Chute police informed the Neenah Joint School District that the student arrested on two counts of first degree intentional homicide on Sunday also had a plan to cause harm at Neenah High School. Police have indicated that there is no danger to students and staff at the high school and the school day on Monday will proceed as normal. Additional counselors are available to students and there is an extra police presence as an additional precaution. We are appreciative of the work of our local law enforcement and this is another reminder for all of us to remain vigilant in keeping each other safe.”

 

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