3 others charged in Waseca bomb plot

John LaDue

WASECA, Minn. – 3 additional people have been charged with felonies in connection to the bomb plot investigation in Waseca.

In a press release, the Waseca Police Department says two juveniles, both 17, have been charged with aiding and abetting 17-year-old John LaDue in making explosive and incendiary devices.

A third person, Michael Jacobs, 40, has been charged with violating Minnesota gun laws. Jacobs admitted to selling a .45 caliber handgun and magazine to LaDue without notifying law enforcement, which is required by state law. Police say that sale happened in the fall of 2013.

Authorities add that LaDue was the only person with information of his alleged plot to attack students and staff at the Waseca Junior/Senior High School.

LaDue was arrested after authorities uncovered his plan in a 180-page notebook. He allegedly planned to kill his family first, set a fire outside of town to distract authorities, and then kill as many people in the school as possible.

He could be facing charges as an adult. LaDue’s next court date is scheduled in July.


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