John LaDue's location still a mystery to his family

John LaDue leaves the Waseca County Courthouse
John LaDue leaves the Waseca County Courthouse after a hearing on Jan. 6.
Pat Christman | The Free Press via AP
David LaDue, father of John LaDue
David LaDue, father of John LaDue, speaks to reporters outside the Waseca County Courthouse after his son's plea hearing Sept. 18.
Pat Christman | The Free Press via AP

The location of a Waseca teen accused of planning a school shooting in 2014 remains a mystery — even to his family.

Authorities transferred 19-year-old John LaDue from jail to a different, still undisclosed facility this week.

LaDue's father, David, says his son told him the city where he is but the family still doesn't know the name of the facility.

In an interview, David LaDue declined to name the city. He said he'll need to meet with a probation officer at a separate location to provide some items from home.

Earlier this week it appeared John LaDue would return home from jail for lack of room at a facility where he could be evaluated for court-mandated treatment.

Last fall LaDue agreed to the treatment in a plea deal after a judge dismissed the most serious charges against him.

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