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Three more charged in Waseca school bomb plot case

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Bemidji Pioneer
Three more charged in Waseca school bomb plot case
Bemidji Minnesota P.O. Box 455 56619

WASECA — An adult and two teens face weapons charges in connection with a student’s alleged plot to carry out a massacre at a Waseca school.

Michael S. Jacobs, 40, of Waseca, was charged Friday with one count of selling a pistol to John LaDue, 17, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported. LaDue was arrested in April and accused of planning to set off bombs and shoot students at Waseca Junior/Senior High School.

LaDue was charged as a juvenile with four counts of attempted first-degree murder, two counts of first-degree attempted criminal damage to property and six counts of possession of an explosive or incendiary device by a person under age 18.

Two 17-year-olds also were charged Friday with possessing and making explosive devices with LaDue, but authorities say they were unaware of LaDue’s plan to attack the school.

According to the Star Tribune report, charging documents say Jacobs admitted selling a .45-caliber handgun to LaDue in 2013.

Jacobs is set for a court appearance July 8.

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