Two unnamed 17-year-olds and a 40-year-old have been charged in connection with the alleged school shooting plot against Waseca High School in Minnesota.
Previously 17-year-old John David LaDue was charged as the lone conspirator in the plot. Recently two 17-year-old acquaintances of LaDue were arrested for allegedly purchasing the materials for and helping LaDue make homemade bombs. 40-year-old Michael Jacobs allegedly sold LaDue a .45 off the books. Police say that none of the three new suspects knew anything about LaDue’s intentions.
I can see a bunch of dumb ass teens making homemade explosives. A lot of us have stupidly done that in our youth. Although that does not make it right. However a 40-year-old man should know better than to sell a gun to a 17-year-old for any reason no matter what he was getting in return.
UPDATE 1/24/2015: Jacobs was sentenced to 90 days in jail and 5 years probation.