GRAND CHUTE, Wis. – The 2 individuals discovered lifeless Sunday at a house in Wisconsin have been the grandparents of the 17-year-old boy accused of killing them.

Dennis L. Kraus, 74, and Letha G. Kraus, 73, have been discovered by police responding to a welfare examine on the dwelling shortly after 11:30 a.m., the Grand Chute Police Division mentioned Monday afternoon. Alexander M. Kraus, 17, was arrested on the scene.

The 2 victims have been shot to dying with a protracted gun on the dwelling in Grand Chute the place Alexander Kraus was arrested, Travis Waas, a spokesman for the Grand Chute Police Division, instructed USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin.

Kraus wasn’t residing together with his grandparents on the time, however was solely visiting, Waas mentioned. Waas would not focus on precisely what investigators have discovered from Kraus since his arrest, however indicated extra particulars can be launched when he seems in courtroom.

Kraus is being held at the Outagamie County Jail on two counts of first-degree intentional murder. He was anticipated to make his first courtroom look Tuesday afternoon.

Kraus had additionally deliberate to “trigger hurt” at Neenah Excessive Faculty, authorities mentioned Monday.

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An electronic mail despatched to Neenah Excessive Faculty mother and father from the Neenah Joint Faculty District confirmed that Grand Chute police had discovered of the potential risk as a part of the investigation of the 2 deaths, mentioned Jim Strick, Neenah Joint Faculty District communications supervisor.

“The coed is in custody in Outagamie County and police imagine there is no such thing as a hazard to college students and employees at Neenah Excessive Faculty,” the e-mail mentioned. “The varsity day on Monday will proceed as deliberate. Extra counselors shall be out there to help college students.”

Kraus was a junior at Neenah Excessive Faculty. The Neenah Police Division wasn’t conscious of the risk to the college previous to the investigation in Grand Chute and hadn’t had contact with Kraus previously, Neenah Police Chief Aaron Olson mentioned Monday.

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