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.