West Palm Beach, FL – Authorities are investigating the discovery of two bodies inside the Dreyfoos School of the Arts just off Sapodilla Avenue.
Wednesday morning, police were dispatched to the scene of the school just before 6:30 am after employees found the dead bodies of two men in a maintenance/supply area. At the time, they were only able to confirm that one of them was a district custodian.
Investigators have not determined the official cause of death as of yet, but, at the time of discovery, neither displayed obvious signs of how they died. Thus, police have not confirmed whether or not a crime has been committed. They’ve given no indication as to how they suspect the two men were killed.
Federal investigators were on the scene briefly but left after learning there was no active shooter or threat on campus.
West Palm Beach Police spokesman Capt. David Bernhardt was quoted by WPTV saying:
“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.”
SEIU-Florida Public Services Union President Alphonso Mayfield also made a statement:
“Our hearts are broken by the tragic loss of lives at the Dreyfoos School. It is a sad day for our schools, community and our workers. While the investigations are underway and we are anxiously waiting to know the details, our heartfelt condolences go out to the co-workers and families.”
The deceased found at Dreyfoos School of the Arts have been identified as 56-year-old Ted Orama and 48-year-old Christopher Marshall.
The Dreyfoos School, founded in 1989, is formally known as the Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts and is ranked as one of the best high schools to attend in the US.
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