ROCHESTER – Alleged threats of an attack on a school that serves Fulton County, possibly Caston schools, led to a juvenile and an adult being arrested on warrants on Friday.
The arrests of John Lawrence Schultz, 18, and Donald Victor Robin Jr., 17, came after Rochester police officers investigated threats made in mid-July.
Rochester Police Chief Andrew Shotts said the incident could have been a potential Columbine situation, referring to the 1999 school shooting in Colorado.
Both of the men face charges of Level 2 felony conspiracy to commit murder, which carries a sentence of 10 to 30 years, and Level 6 felony intimidation, which carries a sentence of six months to a year-and-a-half.
Robin was waived automatically to adult court and has an initial hearing set for 2:30 p.m. today, while Schultz had his initial hearing at 2 p.m.
The Pharos-Tribune will post the results as more information is gathered.
Schultz is being held in the Fulton County Jail, and no bail was posted on his online information.
Although Robin was waived to adult court due to the severity of the charges, he’s being held at a facility for juveniles accused of such higher level crimes.
There was no bail amount on his online information, either.
Bail for both will likely be set at the initial hearings, along with court dates.
The Rochester Police Department started the investigation July 13 after being informed of the threat against a school, according to a press release.
It didn’t state which school or schools were threatened, where the threat was made or what the threat specifically was.
“It’s somewhat still under investigation, so we’re not releasing anything that’s not on the press release,” Shotts said.
There have been no further threats, the press release states.
Shotts also declined to comment on whether anyone else could be involved.