At West Palm Beach school Dreyfoos, bodies found this morning stunned a community, and little is known about the circumstances surrounding the confirmed deaths.
Of the Dreyfoos bodies, witnesses to the scene described a heavy police presence at the Dreyfoos School Of The Arts this morning.
Police also say two were found dead in the Dreyfoos bodies case, and that at least one of the dead individuals was a school custodian.
The Dreyfoos bodies were located at or about 6:30 AM today by fellow employees of at least one of the dead, and Palm Beach County School District spokesman Jason Shockley confirmed a school custodian was one of the two found.
West Palm Beach Police spokesman Capt. David Bernhardt admitted that the Dreyfoos bodies had prompted an investigation, but stopped short of saying that homicide was behind the two deaths.
Bernhardt told local reporters:
“It’s an open death investigation… That way we’re not limiting to ourselves what type of investigation we are doing. It could turn out to be a homicide investigation later on, it could just be a normal death investigation.”
He also disclosed that the Dreyfoos bodies had been found in a “maintenance or supply area of the school building” and had “not [been] found in a classroom.” Bernhardt stated that there was no clearly visible manner of death observed in the initial investigation.
Recent Dreyfoos School Of The Arts graduate Matthew Baquero said of the bodies found:
“I can’t believe this is happening at my school… this is stuff that you only see in the news like somewhere in Connecticut or in another state but I can’t imagine this happening at my school right now.”
UPDATE: Some local news sources report both bodies found were those of adults:
RT @laavitaabellaa: “@wsvn: A school custodian & another adult have been found dead at Dreyfoos School of the Arts in W.P.Beach.” Huh?!
— Staci Kae. (@skcee_) June 19, 2013
Genders and ages in the Dreyfoos bodies investigation were not revealed by police, but it was determined there was no active shooter on the campus by the time cops swept in to search.