WASECA, MN — An appeal has been filed by Waseca County prosecutors, following a judge's decision to drop the most serious charges against a 17-year-old boy accused of plotting an attack at his school. Officials say the six counts that were dismissed were the only ones that could have sent John LaDue to prison and would also have made it possible to try the case in adult court. Last month Waseca County Judge Gerald Wolf dismissed four counts of attempted murder and two counts of attempted damage to property, saying there was not enough evidence to show that LaDue had taken substantial steps to put his plot in motion. He is now facing just six counts of possessing explosives. Among the evidence police collected was a notebook that outlined LaDue's plan to kill his family and then attack students and staff at the high school with bombs, Molotov cocktails, and a gun.
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