ROCHESTER — Two Rochester teens who are accused of plotting a Columbine-type massacre at a Rochester community school have bonded out of the Fulton County Jail.
John Lawrence Schultz IV, 18, 630 W. 6th St., Rochester, is charged with conspiracy to commit murder, a level 2 felony, and intimidation, possession of methamphetamine and possession of a narcotic drug, all level 6 felonies. Donald Victor Robin, Jr., 18, 1629 N. Meridian Road Apartment C., Rochester, is charged with conspiracy to commit murder, a level 2 felony; intimidation and possession of a syringe, both level 6 felonies; and possession of marijuana, a class A misdemeanor.
According to filed court orders, both Schultz and Robin will be placed on in-home detention with electronic monitoring via Fulton County Community Corrections. Both must also follow the following release conditions:
- They cannot reside within 1,000 feet of property owned by Rochester Community Schools or Caston Schools.
- They cannot possess or be in the presence of firearms.
- There can be no firearms in the homes that either reside in.
- Robin and Schultz cannot have any direct or indirect contact with one another.
- The defendants cannot have any direct or indirect contact with administration, staff or students at Rochester Community Schools and Caston Schools.
- Robin and Schultz cannot view or use social media.
- Both are banned from Internet access except as authorized by community corrections.
According to a police report, the Rochester Police Department was notified by an anonymous informant on July 13 that “Johnny Schultz IV and some friends are planning a school massacre…they have a bunch of guns and they are waiting for school to open to ‘kill a bunch of kids.'”
The informant visited the suspects several times and saw them smoking methamphetamine during their conversations.
Dating back to May 12, Schultz posted several veiled threats on his two Facebook pages, including a graphic of a partial skeleton and a photo collage with an image of Columbine shooter Eric Harris.
Robin’s Facebook page featured a photo of Harris’s accomplice, Dylan Klebold, shooting a gun. The two Rochester suspects were Facebook friends and exchanged messages about their plans beginning April 20, the 21st anniversary of the Columbine shooting.
In an Aug. 6, 2019, message exchange, Robin wrote, “I wish I could kill as many people as I could” and said such a massacre was “something that I actually had an itch for when I used to go to school.”
He admitted at one point to taking steps to shoot up Rochester Middle School, explaining he had placed an AR-15 and 12 loaded magazines in a duffel bag, planning to kill “100 or more people,” including “innocent kids, friends, best friends and all of the teachers” before killing himself.
Robin also made Internet searches of “quotes school shooting” and “school shootings” and commented about shooting up Caston and Rochester High Schools, various festivals and black churches and said he dreamed of shooting up an airport.