abc
QUICK LINKS:

Waseca Students Return to School Following Foiled Attack

Created: 05/05/2014 8:20 AM KSTP.com
By: Jennie Olson

Counselors will be on hand Monday for students at Waseca Junior/Senior High School after a plot to bomb the school was stopped last week.

Seventeen-year-old John La Due was arrested Thursday; police say he had an elaborate plan to kill his family and attack the school, which was outlined in a 180-page journal. The teen was arrested this week and charged with multiple counts of attempted first-degree murder, possessing explosive or incendiary devices and criminal damage to property.

Since the plan became known, a visitor management system has been installed at the school; new security cameras and a police panic button will be installed in the near future, school officials say.      

Students were off school on Friday for a previously-scheduled staff training day.


Freezing Rain Advisory

MN AREAS AFFECTED: Benton; Brown; Chippewa; Douglas; Kandiyohi; Lac Qui Parle; McLeod; Meeker; Mille Lacs; Morrison; Nicollet; Pope; Redwood; Renville; Sherburne; Sibley; Stearns; Stevens; Swift; Todd; Wright; Yellow Medicine
Expires: 11/24/2014 6:00 AM

Minneapolis/St. Paul

Overcast
32°
50° | 25°
  • Feels like: 22° F
  • Wind: NW 14mph
  • Humidity: 88%
  • Mon Mostly cloudy and windy with snow showers
    25° | 11°
  • Tue More sun than clouds
    24° | 16°
  • Wed Snow showers
    24° | 6°
  • Thu Mostly sunny
    16° | 10°

Video

KSTP NEWS