Georgia declines to take Waseca teen who threatened to bomb school

John LaDue
Waseca County Sheriff's deputies lead John LaDue back to the Waseca County Jail after his plea hearing Friday, Sept. 18, 2015.
Pat Christman | The Free Press via AP

The Georgia facility that was set to take a Waseca teen accused of planning a school shooting will not accept him.

As part of his 10-year probation sentence John LaDue, 18, was set to go to a secure autism spectrum facility in Georgia.

"Any time somebody is placed on probation in Minnesota and they want to go to another state, the interstate compact requires that the state where they're going accept supervision of that individual," said public defender Jeff Johnson.

"Because of technical, bureaucratic issues, Georgia would not accept supervision of John."

Johnson said the court is now trying to find another facility to take LaDue. The next hearing is Jan. 6.

LaDue was arrested in April 2014 after police found explosives, a gun and a journal that outlined alleged plans to kill his family and classmates.

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