WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- West Palm Beach Police are expected to release more information Thursday about the discovery of the bodies of two men inside the Dreyfoos School of the Arts in West Palm Beach.
Police identified the men as custodians Ted Orama and Christopher Marshall.
Police were called to the scene just before 6:30 Wednesday morning after employees found the bodies.
"It's an open death investigation," West Palm Beach Police spokesman Capt. David Bernhardt said. "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."
Captain Bernhardt could not confirm if a crime had been committed.
He said it appeared the bodies were found in a maintenance or supply area of the school building. They were not found in a classroom. Bernhardt said there was no obvious sign of how the two people died.
Courtney Szhultz, who graduated from Dreyfoos last year, said Orama was a kind man who supported and helped students. "He was a mentor. He always cared about the other person more than he cared about himself. And I think that was what was so special about him."
Matthew Baquero, who graduated from Dreyfoos a month ago, said he knows a number of custodians and was close to a few of them. "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."
The FBI was on the scene briefly but left after learning there was no active shooter on campus.
"I don't know. It's a hurtful thing to look back and see that happening right now,"said Dreyfoos graduate Linton Swaby.
"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," SEIU-Florida Public Services Union President Alphonso Mayfield said in a statement.
Officers began removing police tape around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.
The Palm Beach County School District released this statement:
"Everyone throughout the School District is deeply saddened by the events that transpired this morning at Dreyfoos School of the Arts. We will continue to support the efforts underway by the West Palm Beach Police Department as they continue to actively investigate the case."
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