Charges: Custodian's tip led to St. Olaf student's alleged plan for 'mass casualty event'
Defense attorney offers explanations for all of the evidence
April 12, 2023
Police confiscated from a St. Olaf College student's dorm room numerous ammunition magazines, knives and a host of other items that officials believe were part of "a mass casualty event" on campus, according to charges and other documents filed Monday.
Waylon S. Kurts, 20, was charged in Rice County District Court with conspiracy to commit second-degree assault, conspiracy to commit threats of violence and terroristic threats in connection with the vast amount of evidence located in his room and vehicle last week.
Kurts, a sophomore from Montpelier, Vt., and member of the college's track team, was spotted Thursday by Northfield police while driving on France Avenue in Edina and arrested in a retail parking lot with help from other agencies.