Dreyfoos Bodies: Swat Team Sweeps Fla. School Of The Arts Campus After Two Bodies Turn Up In Maintenance Building [VIDEO]

By Philip Ross on June 19, 2013 3:42 PM EDT

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Two Dreyfoos bodies were found early Wednesday morning inside a maintenance building of a West Palm Beach, Fla., high school campus. (Photo: Two bodies were found early We)
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The Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts, a public high school in West Palm Beach, Fla., was crawling with SWAT team members and FBI agents after two bodies were discovered there. (Photo: Creative Commons)

At Dreyfoos, bodies turned up this morning on the Fla. School of the Arts high school campus in West Palm Beach. WPTV reports that around 6:30 a.m. today, school employees discovered the two Dreyfoos bodies in a maintenance building on the premises. A spokesperson for the school district confirmed that one of the bodies was that of a school custodian.

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The Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts, a public high school in West Palm Beach, Fla. whose classed ended in May, was crawling with SWAT team members this morning after the two Dreyfoos bodies prompted a serious investigation. A fire rescue crew also arrived and entered through a window in the rear of the building. The FBI also showed up on the Dreyfoos campus. But, once they learned there was no active shooter in the vicinity, the FBI left.

The two Dreyfoos bodies' identities, or even genders, have not yet been released. According to Newsmax, the bodies showed no signs of trauma.Police are calling the incident an open investigation and, while homicide hasn't been fingered as the cause of the two deaths yet, investigators haven't ruled it out.

"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," SEIU-Florida Public Services Union President Alphonso Mayfield said in a statement. "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."

West Palm Beach, Fla., a city with  a population of just over 101,000 residents, has a relatively high crime rate compared to the rest of the state and to the national average. According to Neighborhood Scout, West Palm Beach has about 107 crimes per square mile annually, compared to 74 for Florida overall. The national median for crimes per square mile is 39.6.

The city's rate  of violent crimes, including murder, is about .14 per 1,000 people, compared to .05 for 1,000 US total. West Palm Beach has almost twice the number of violent crimes compared to the national median of all U.S. cities.

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