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Waseca teen talks of murderous plans in police interview

WASECA, Minn. (KTTC) --  Recordings released Tuesday reveal evidence of a Waseca teen's plans to kill his family and bomb his school.

In an interview with investigators, John LaDue said he wanted to die and take as many as he could with him including his family. LaDue calmly outlined his plan step by step in elaborate detail to authorities where he planned to set off bombs in the halls of Waseca High School. The case against the junior high school student laid out hundreds of pages of documents released Tuesday afternoon. Video showed LaDue testing bombs that were later found in the storage locker where a resident reported him acting suspicious and called 911.

LaDue told investigators he was not bullied and that he had good parents but he just didn't care for the world anymore.

"I wanted to get taken down by the SWAT just to show I wasn't a wimp," he said. "Then my plans were to enter and throw Molotov cocktails and pipe bombs and destroy everyone and then when SWAT comes I would destroy myself."

LaDue goes on to say he planned to shoot students with guns he stole from his father who he claims had no idea what was going on.

LaDue will remain in the Red Wing Juvenile Facility until his next appearance on July 7.

On July 30, a judge will consider a decision of trying LaDue in adult court or keeping him in the juvenile system.   

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