A Waseca teenager is in court Tuesday facing serious explosives charges, and the main question the court is determining right now is whether or not he should he be tried as an adult.
Recordings of a police interview with the Waseca teen accused of plotting to bomb his school and kill his family and fellow students have been released. WCCO-TV got hold of the records Tuesday, and they reveal that 17-year-old John LaDue considered himself to be mentally ill, was enamored with tragedies and wanted to kill as many people as possible in his hometown.
Students are back in a southeastern Minnesota school after authorities last week foiled a teenager’s suspected plot to attack the school. Counselors were on hand Monday as students returned to the Waseca junior and senior high school building that was the target of the alleged plot. Superintendent Tom Lee says the school is “just trying to get back to normal as quickly as we can.”
A Waseca, Minn. teenager has been charged with attempted murder, possessing explosives, and attempting to damage property after allegedly planting a number of devices at a school playground.
Maplewood Police say they’ve found four explosive devices on four separate occasions in the city between last Wednesday and Monday of this week. Police Chief Paul Schell says the devices look like pipe bombs, and use a wick as an igniter. He says the wicks on all four devices were lit, but all failed to detonate.
Investigators have accused a man of bringing four homemade bombs into the Wisconsin Capitol. The man was booked into the Dane County jail Tuesday.
Authorities say three Mason City teenagers have been arrested and charged with reckless use of explosives.
The Waseca County Attorney’s Office said the man who made bombs out of sex toys and gave them to his ex-girlfriends was sentenced Tuesday in a hearing to a stay of execution of 45 months and a probation period of 10 years.
Police say a fire started by “MacGyver bombs” atop Southbridge Mall in Mason City quickly burned itself out.