Student’s plan foiled after witness called police

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WASECA, WI – In life, not everything goes according to plan. And in some cases, that’s a good thing.

John David LaDue, a teenager in Waseca, Minn., had a few plans up his sleeve.

The 17-year-old was plotting to kill his family, students at Waseca High School and himself.

LaDue, who kept a journal, apparently ‘admired’ the Columbine High School shooters.

You may remember the story.

Back in 1999 two teenagers shot and killed 12 students and a teacher at a school in Colorado before taking their own lives.

Fortunately, this story doesn’t end the same way.

Someone in Waseca, Chelsie Schellhas, saw some suspicious activity at a nearby storage facility and called police.

And it’s a good thing she did because according to authorities LaDue was more than prepared to carry out what could have been another massacre.

Police found bombs, bomb-making materials, gunpowder, firearms and hundreds of rounds of ammunition in the teen’s home and in a locker.

LaDue has been charged with four counts of first-degree attempted murder, six counts of possession of explosives, and two counts of attempted damage to property.

Talk about a very close call.


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