WASECA, Minn (WCCO) — A teen accused of planning a school bomb plot pleaded guilty Friday afternoon to possession of an explosive or incendiary device.
John LaDue, 18, of Waseca was arrested last year after police say they found bomb-making materials in a storage locker. They also found his journal, which outlined plans to kill family members and attack Waseca Junior-Senior High School.
The plea agreement would place LaDue in a secure treatment facility for autism spectrum disorder patients, and keep him on probation for five years. He would be transferred to a halfway house, and then back into the community.
He had first been charged in spring 2014 — at age 17 — with attempted murder and attempted first-degree damage to property, but those charges were eventually dismissed.
He’s scheduled to be sentenced on Oct. 19.