Waseca teen who plotted high school attack won't go home
WASECA, Minn. (KMSP) - The Waseca, Minn. teen accused of plotting an explosive attack on a local high school will not be sent home now that authorities have found a bed for him at a treatment facility in Minnesota.
The Star Tribune reported late Wednesday that he won't be going home on Thursday once his jail sentence is complete. State officials initially planned to send him to a treatment facility in Georgia, but something didn't align and a judge ordered he be treated in Minnesota.
John LaDue, 19, was arrested in April 2014 after allegedly plotting a massacre at the school and pleaded guilty last fall to felony possession of an explosive device. He would receive treatment at a facility and face up to 10 years of probation.
However, officials had trouble finding a secure, appropriate place for him, and the court could no longer hold him come Jan. 28, Judge Joseph Chase announced in Waseca County District Court on Wednesday. At that point, he will have served 100 percent of the sentence for his crime. State law dictates he can’t be jailed after that time.