WASECA, Minn. – Recordings that were released on Tuesday reveal new evidence against a would-be school shooter in Minnesota.
In the tapes, 17-year-old John LaDue told investigators he wanted to die and was determined to bring several others, even his family, with him.
LaDue says he planned to use chemicals, bombs and guns in the massacre at his high school.
“Then my plans were to enter and throw Molotov cocktails and pipe bombs and destroy everyone and then when SWAT comes, I would destroy myself,” LaDue said.
He tested bombs that he made from materials that were later found in a storage locker.
It was the same locker he was walking to when someone saw him acting suspicious and called 911.
“I was not bullied at all. I don’t think I’ve ever been bullied in my life. I have good parents, I live in a good town. I think I’m just really mentally ill. And no one’s noticed and I’ve been trying to hide it,” he said.
LaDue says he had good parents but still wanted to kill them and his older sister.
“They did nothing wrong. I just want as many victims as possible,” said LaDue.
He said he planned to shoot students with a gun he stole from his father, who had no idea what was going on inside his own house.
“He thinks I’m just a good kid, because I can lie pretty well and persuade him that I’m just ordinary,” LaDue said.