RCMP investigate stabbing deaths of twin Grade 11 students in park

Grief counsellors have been brought into a high school in Fort McMurray, Alta., to help students deal with the stabbing deaths of twin 17-year-old brothers at a city park.

FORT MCMURRAY — Grief counsellors have been brought into a high school in Fort McMurray, Alta., to help students deal with the stabbing deaths of twin 17-year-old brothers at a city park.

Friends say James and William Beck were attacked Sunday night and were pronounced dead of their wounds in hospital.

Word about the deaths of the Grade 11 students spread quickly on social media sites.

Kim Jenkins, superintendent of Fort McMurray Catholic Schools, says staff also called the victim’s friends to offer help and people are donating money to help the boys’ mother.

Family and friends paid tribute to the boys on Facebook, saying the Beck brothers will always be remembered by those who love them.

RCMP won’t say if they have any suspects or a motive in the deaths.

A memorial service is to be held Thursday afternoon at St. Paul Catholic Church in Fort McMurray.