Officials seek adult charges in foiled school plot
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Bombs were allegedly found in March at Hartley Elementery School playground in Waseca. Authorities said Thursday, May 1, 2014, that they prevented an "unimaginable tragedy" by foiling a teenager's elaborate plot to kill his family and bomb the junior and senior high school in the southern Minnesota city of Waseca. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune,Glen Stubbe)
Bombs were allegedly found in March at Hartley Elementery School playground in Waseca. Authorities said Thursday, May 1, 2014, that they prevented an "unimaginable tragedy" by foiling a teenager's elaborate plot to kill his family and bomb the junior and senior high school in the southern Minnesota city of Waseca. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune,Glen Stubbe)
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A search warrant was issued to search this storage facility in Waseca in connection with a 17-year-old who was arrested in plot to kill family and massacre students at Waseca school. Authorities said Thursday, May 1, 2014, that they prevented an "unimaginable tragedy" by foiling a teenager's elaborate plot to kill his family and bomb the junior and senior high school in the southern Minnesota city of Waseca. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune,Glen Stubbe)
A search warrant was issued to search this storage facility in Waseca in connection with a 17-year-old who was arrested in plot to kill family and massacre students at Waseca school. Authorities said Thursday, May 1, 2014, that they prevented an "unimaginable tragedy" by foiling a teenager's elaborate plot to kill his family and bomb the junior and senior high school in the southern Minnesota city of Waseca. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune,Glen Stubbe)
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Waseca Police Captain Kris Markeson, right, and Waseca school Superintendent Tom Lee,left, speak at a news conference about the 17-year-old arrested in plot to kill family and massacre students at Waseca school. Authorities said Thursday, May 1, 2014, that they prevented an "unimaginable tragedy" by foiling a teenager's elaborate plot to kill his family and bomb the junior and senior high school in the southern Minnesota city of Waseca. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune,Glen Stubbe)
Waseca Police Captain Kris Markeson, right, and Waseca school Superintendent Tom Lee,left, speak at a news conference about the 17-year-old arrested in plot to kill family and massacre students at Waseca school. Authorities said Thursday, May 1, 2014, that they prevented an "unimaginable tragedy" by foiling a teenager's elaborate plot to kill his family and bomb the junior and senior high school in the southern Minnesota city of Waseca. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune,Glen Stubbe)
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WASECA, Minn. (AP) — Prosecutors are seeking adult charges for a southern Minnesota teen who authorities say had planned to kill his family and bomb the junior and senior high school in Waseca.

KTOE-AM reports that Waseca County prosecutors filed a motion Friday asking that the teen be charged as an adult. A hearing is set for May 12.

Police arrested the 17-year-old this week and charged him in juvenile court with multiple counts of attempted first-degree murder, possessing explosive or incendiary devices and criminal damage to property.

A juvenile petition says he told police he intended to kill "as many students as he could."

Police Capt. Kris Markeson says an "unimaginable tragedy" was stopped. Police say they believe the teen planned to carry out his plan in the next few weeks.

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Information from: KTOE-AM, http://www.ktoe.com



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