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More Arrests Made in Waseca, MN School Bomb Plot

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From KEYC-TV, Mankato

Three more people are facing felony criminal charges in connection with a Waseca teenager’s alleged plot to bomb schools and kill students.

The Waseca Police Department Friday morning said Michael Jacobs, 40, of Waseca, has been charged with the crime of transferring a pistol to a person under the age of 18. According to the Waseca Police Department press release, Jacobs admitted to selling a .45 caliber Llama handgun and magazine to John LaDue, 17, in the fall of 2013 for $350. However, law enforcement was not notified as required by law. 

Also charged in Waseca County Court: a pair of 17 year old boys.

Authorities say one boy helped LaDue build the homemade bombs at a home in Waseca. Investigators believe they tried setting off the devices near the Waseca Junior/Senior High School.

Another boy is accused of helping LaDue purchase the explosive chemicals and building the homemade bombs. These devices later exploded in Waseca’s Oak Park and near the ball fields at the Waseca Junior/Senior High School.

The press release goes on to say that the investigation thus far has found that LaDue was the only person with knowledge of his alleged plot to attack students and staff at the Waseca Junior/Senior High School.

Earlier this week, a judge ordered that LaDue’s journal that detailed his alleged plot remain sealed. John LaDue’s father, David LaDue, said that he didn’t believe his son would have followed through with the actual attack.

John LaDue was arrested in late April. He’s facing charges of First Degree Attempted Murder.

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