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Judge Tosses Most Serious Charges in Foiled Minn. School Plot

Updated: 07/28/2014 9:50 PM
Created: 07/28/2014 9:49 PM WDIO.com

WASECA, Minn. (AP) - A judge has dismissed the most serious charges against a 17-year-old boy accused of plotting to kill his family and attack his southern Minnesota school.

KEYC-TV reports Waseca County Judge Gerald Wolf on Monday dismissed four counts of attempted murder and two counts of attempted damage to property.

Wolf said prosecutors didn't show sufficient evidence that the boy made "a substantial step, beyond mere preparation," to commit murder or property damage.

The judge allowed six counts of possession of explosives to stand.

The teen was arrested in April after authorities said they found him in a storage locker with bomb-making materials. Court documents say they also found guns, explosives and a journal outlining a plan.

Prosecutors want to certify the teen to stand trial as an adult.

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Information from: KEYC-TV, http://www.keyc.tv

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