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Police Say Wisconsin Teen Killed Grandparents

Apr 15, 2019, 2:23 PM | Updated: Jun 8, 2022, 5:11 pm
Alexander Kraus (via WMTV)...
Alexander Kraus (via WMTV)
(via WMTV)

GRAND CHUTE, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of a 17-year-old boy in the deaths of an elderly Wisconsin couple (all times local):

3:25 p.m.

Police say a 17-year-old Wisconsin boy fatally shot his grandparents and was planning to cause harm at his high school.

Police found the elderly couple in their home in Grand Chute on Sunday morning. Investigators say Alexander M. Kraus of nearby Neenah was arrested at the home. They say he acknowledged shooting the couple and said he had a plan to cause harm at Neenah High School.

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.

Kraus is scheduled to make his initial court appearance Tuesday afternoon.

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11:15 a.m.

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.

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.

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7:06 a.m.

Police have arrested a high school junior in the killing of two people at a home in eastern Wisconsin.

Police officers found the victims at the house in Grand Chute during a welfare check Sunday. The 17-year-old boy was arrested at the home.

The teen is being held at the Outagamie County Jail on suspicion of first-degree intentional homicide.

Authorities haven’t released the victims’ names, but police said in a news release that the teen knew them. No information has been released about how they died.

Grand Chute police say the killings were “an isolated incident, with no danger to the public.”

Neenah Joint School District said in a statement Monday that the student also planned to cause harm at the high school. The district and police have released no details of the alleged plan.

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