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Police say Wisconsin teen killed grandparents

Police say Wisconsin teen killed grandparents Photo: Outagamie County Sheriff's Office/WBAY

April 15, 2019 03:21 PM

Police say a 17-year-old boy has admitted he fatally shot an elderly couple he knew in eastern Wisconsin and that he was planning to cause harm at his high school.

Grand Chute police officer Travis Waas told the Associated Press Monday that police responding to a 911 call for assistance found the bodies of the couple in their home in Grand Chute about 11:30 a.m. Sunday. Waas declined to release details of the call.

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Police identified the couple Monday as 74-year-old Dennis L. Kraus and 73-year-old Letha G. Kraus. Police confirmed they were Alexander Kraus' grandparents.

Related: Teen facing murder charges after 2 found dead in Grand Chute, Wis.

Police say Alexander M. Kraus, of Neenah, was arrested at the house. Waas says Kraus acknowledged shooting the two and that he had a plan to cause harm at Neenah High School, where he is a junior. Police and school officials haven't disclosed the nature of those plans.

Kraus is being held in the Outagamie County Jail on possible charges of first-degree intentional homicide.

He's scheduled to make his initial court appearance Tuesday afternoon.

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