- Associated Press - Saturday, December 19, 2015

WASECA, Minn. (AP) - Court officials are trying to find another facility to take a Minnesota teen who authorities say was planning a school attack.

A secure Georgia facility for autism spectrum patients was set to take 18-year-old John LaDue of Waseca (wah-SEE’-kuh). But defense attorney Jeff Johnson said Friday because of “technical, bureaucratic issues,” the state of Georgia declined to accept supervision of LaDue.

Johnson told Minnesota Public Radio News (https://bit.ly/1T8PlNi ) the court is trying to find another facility to take LaDue. The next hearing is Jan. 6.

In October, LaDue was sentenced to up to 10 years of probation after pleading guilty to possessing an explosive device.

LaDue 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.


Information from: Minnesota Public Radio News, https://www.mprnews.org



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