Rochester teen sentenced to 17 years for planning ‘Columbine model’ school massacre
FULTON COUNTY, Ind. – One of the teenagers accused of plotting a Columbine-style school massacre has been sentenced to 17 years in prison for murder conspiracy.
Donald Robin Jr. was sentenced to 17 years in prison, with 9 years suspended during a hearing on Monday. He will also serve three years probation.
His judgment can be changed if he completes a substance abuse program.
Robin pleaded guilty in February. As part of the plea agreement, the other charges against him were dismissed.
The other person charged in this case, Jon Schultz IV, will be on trial in April. His trial is scheduled for June.
A confidential informant told Rochester Police in July 2020 that Schultz and some of his friends were pledging a possible school massacre, according to an affidavit.
Schultz allegedly said he couldn’t wait for the school to start “killing a few kids”.
The court documents detailed statements Robin made about social media chats.
In June 2020, Schultz and Robin sent each other a message when Robin wrote, “But I kill myself after killing a few people” and “we are peaceful if we kill some human scum,” so the chances are cause affidavit.
Robin reportedly wrote to someone else in 2019, “Can I tell you something that really itched me when I went to school?” And “I was almost a school shooter.”
Robin also wrote during the conversation in 2019 that he was depressed, suicidal and homicidal in eighth grade and decided to “shoot” Rochester Middle School but dissuade himself from it.
Also in a 2019 conversation, Robin wrote that his father recently purchased an AR15 and one day he put the AR-15 and 12 magazines in a duffel bag in preparation for the probable cause affidavit. Robin said he sat outside for about 30 minutes and advised against it, but planned to kill 100 or more people and then kill himself, court records said. He decided it was too risky because of the new security the school had put in place.
In another conversation, Robin allegedly discussed the shooting of everyone at Caston High School and that he wanted “everyone dead there” and at Rochester High School, according to the probable cause affidavit.