Wisconsin teenager charged in murder of grandparents

A 17-year-old boy has been arrested and charged for the murder of his grandparents, who were both in their 70s.

Police took Alexander Kraus into custody at the scene of the crime. He was charged Tuesday with two counts of first-degree intentional homicide.

The teen typed out his plan for the killings, prosecutors said.

According to the prosecutor’s complaint, “plans for the killings were found in a backpack along with a book about an executioner,” the AP reported.

Double Homicide

Dennis Kraus, 74, and his wife, Letha Kraus, 73, were found shot to death in their home in Grand Chute, Wisconsin, on Sunday morning by the authorities, who responded to a 911 call for assistance.

Alexander Kraus, who is their paternal grandson, was arrested at the scene.

He reportedly confessed to police at the scene that he had killed both of his grandparents and had also planned on carrying out an attack at his school, Neenah High School.

School Tragedy Avoided

Police recovered a long gun at the scene they believe was used in the murder of the grandparents.

Grand Chute police officer Travis Waas said they also recovered documentation at the scene that verifies Alexander’s plan to do more harm at his high school, the Daily Mail reported.

Police said the teen has not revealed his motive for killing his grandparents or the reason he wanted to carry out an attack at the school.

Local police did, however, issue a statement saying there is currently no danger to the students and classes can go on as usual.

Authorities have made counselors available at the school if any students were traumatized by the events.

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