4 People Found Dead in Grand Forks

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UPDATE: Grand Forks police are investigating the deaths of four people found in a home near Lewis and Clark Elementary School this morning.

In a news release, school officials said they asked the Grand Forks Police Department to conduct a welfare check at the private residence.

“Grand Forks Public Schools was informed that a parent and three students were found deceased in the residence,” said Tracy Jentz, communications coordinator for the Grand Forks school district. “Families have been notified, and the district is working with the schools involved to provide support and counseling to students and staff. The Grand Forks Police Department has asked that we share no additional information as this is an ongoing investigation.”

Grand Forks Police say there are no indications of a specific or ongoing threat to the public. However, due to the nature of the incident, they cannot say with certainty that there is no threat. 

The police ask anyone with information to contact them at 701-787-8000.

ORIGINAL STORY:

Four people were found dead in Grand Forks. 

This morning administrators at Lewis and Clark Elementary asked the Grand Forks Police Department to conduct a welfare check at a private residence.

The responding officer saw what appeared to be a body inside the home. The officer then forced entry and found four deceased individuals. 

According to Grand Forks Public Schools, three of those people were students. 

Grand Forks Police say there are no indications of a specific or ongoing threat to the public. However, due to the nature of the incident, they cannot say with certainty that there is no threat. 

Names are being withheld at this time, but families have been notified and the school district is working with the schools to provide support and counseling to students and staff. 

The incident is under active investigation. The Grand Forks Police Department says anyone with information is asked to contact them at 701-787-8000.

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