St. Olaf College Student Charged in Alleged Campus Attack Plan
April 11, 2023 10:12AM CDT
(Northfield, MN) — A St. Olaf College student from Vermont is accused of planning an attack on the Northfield campus. Rice County prosecutors charged 20-year-old Waylon Kurts with felonies including making terroristic threats, conspiracy to commit assault with a dangerous weapon, and conspiracy to commit threats of violence. Northfield police searched Kurts’ dorm room and found empty packages of high-capacity ammunition, a tactical vest, a pistol and two knives. Investigators say they also recovered a notebook with a map of campus, a plan to steal ammunition, and a list of of St. Olaf security radio frequencies. Kurts was arrested in the Twin Cities last Thursday.