Teen in Waseca Plot Ends Probation, Takes Felony
WASECA, Minn. (AP) - A Waseca teenager who planned an attack at his school in 2014 has asked a court to end his probation. In exchange, John LaDue accepted a felony conviction.
Reports say LaDue's request was granted on Tuesday.
LaDue is now 19. He pleaded guilty last fall to one count of possessing an explosive device and is on probation for up to 10 years. He agreed to the probation to keep a felony off his record.
But he's been at his parents' house since May, and has said probation conditions have made it difficult for him to get to required appointments and go to school.
LaDue was 17 when he was arrested in April 2014 after he was found with bomb-making materials.