Bail set for teen accused in Waseca school plot

Published 10:21 am Tuesday, August 25, 2015

WASECA — A judge has set bail for a Minnesota 18-year-old accused of planning to kill his family and attack his high school.

Judge Larry Collins on Monday ordered John LaDue held on bail of $750,000 without conditions or $500,000 with conditions.

Waseca County Attorney Brenda Miller had requested unconditional bail of $1 million.

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On Friday, Judge Robert Birnbaum ruled that LaDue will stand trial as an adult on explosives charges. Birnbaum also ordered that LaDue be immediately transferred from a juvenile center to the county jail pending his first adult court appearance set for Sept. 18.

LaDue is 18 now but he was 17 when he was arrested in April 2014 after police found him in a storage unit with bomb-making materials. Authorities also seized firearms and ammunition from his home.