ROCHESTER, Ind. (WISH) — Two Rochester teenagers who were formerly students in the Rochester Community school system have been charged with conspiracy to commit murder and intimidation after an investigation into their alleged involvement in a threat against a school in July.
According to Rochester Police Department Police Chief Andrew Shotts, John Lawrence Schultz IV, 18, and Donald Victor Robin Jr., 17, both of Rochester, were arrested after they allegedly made threats to a school.
Police say officers learned of the threat against a school on July 13 and an investigation was launched. Through the investigation, officers obtained search and arrest warrants for Schultz and Robin.
The teens were arrested on Friday. Police reported their arrest on Wednesday.
Both Schultz and Robin have been charged with conspiracy to commit murder and intimidation. They are being held without bond.
Schultz is being held at the Fulton County Jail. Robin is being held at a juvenile holding center. Police say he was automatically waived into an adult court due to the severity of the charges against him.
Police say the investigation is ongoing.
Facebook conversations between Schultz and Robin were shared in court documents obtained by News 8. The two spoke online several times about their fascination with the Columbine High School massacre and how they were planning to conduct a school shooting. Those conversations took place at various times in April and June, according to court documents.
Schultz and Robin also made comments to other unidentified Facebook users about their plans to kill others.