Skip to comments.Waseca teen accused in school shooting plot had been planning for months
Posted on 05/02/2014 12:08:12 PM PDT by MNDude
WASECA, MINN. John David LaDue had it all figured out. He would kill his mother, father and sister and then create a diversion to keep first responders busy while he went to Waseca Junior/Senior High School to wreak havoc.
There, the 17-year-old planned to set off pressure-cooker bombs full of nails and metal ball bearings in the cafeteria. Students who werent maimed or killed would be gunned down in the halls, he told police.
After his arrest Tuesday, the high school junior said he intended to kill as many students as he could, before he was killed by the SWAT team, according to charging documents filed in Waseca County District Court.
LaDue was charged Thursday with four counts of attempted first-degree murder, two counts of first-degree damage to property and six counts of possession of a bomb by someone under 18. Police found seven firearms and at least six completed bombs in his bedroom and in the storage unit where he was arrested.
A community meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Friday at Waseca High School to communicate to families our plans for moving forward together, the School District said in a notice on its website.
Parents throughout the town were shaken and shocked as they began to hear details of LaDues plot.
Its just too scary to put in words, said a parent who has kids in Wasecas middle school and high school but asked that her name not be used. Everybody in town feels sick to their stomach. Scared. There were tears today.
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I’m waiting for the ‘he was bullied’ meme, but thus far no mention of it anywhere I’ve seen.
That must mean he was a tea party member or his parents were. I mean, what kind of weirdo has TWO parents?!
” It was like he was blatantly trying not to be seen. “
How can you be blatantly covert?
That is truly scary. I know Waseca enough to know it’s Anytown USA. If a kid in rural MN can generate this much hate and make such detailed plans, it can happen anywhere. This is crazy sh!t.
The Sup’t is righ - something is badly wrong with our society. And many of us know what it is.
Scary.. Waseca is my wife’s hometown and my niece is a high school student there.
OK, the guns and explosive materials I can imagine, but how does a teenager rent a storage locker?
Life without parole.
And which mass-murder-trainer video games did he play obsessively?
By sneaking and skulking around and being spotted. It’s better to hide in plain sight by appearing to be normal. If, like the other people at the storage unit, he’d have openly approached it and move nondescript packages in and out, nobody would have noticed him.