2017-11-02 / Courts

Elmwood man faces felony charge for S-B school incident

FLOROS FLOROS A 25-year-old Elmwood Township man could spend up to four years in prison after allegedly walking into a local school and threatening to harm people with a box cutter.

Nikolas K. Floros, of 8525 S. Lakeview Ridge Trail, was released Tuesday from the Leelanau County Jail on a $10,000 personal recognizance bond. He was charged with felonious assault with a dangerous weapon.

Floros has been ordered to live with his mother and is not to go on any school grounds.

The charge stems from a Sept. 28 incident in which Floros allegedly entered Suttons Bay Public School as a visitor at about 1:30 p.m. and then displayed a box cutter to school Principal Shawn Walbecq, the report said.

He allegedly told Walbecq that it was his intent to harm others in the school, a court report stated.

Walbecq and some male teachers convinced the intruder to enter the school’s empty gym and the school was placed on lock-down, with doors to classrooms bolted.

Sheriff Mike Borkovich and two deputies responded to the 9-1-1 call within minutes. Deputies interviewed Floros regarding the assault, placed him in protective custody and transported him to Munson Medical Center, according to the court report.

Floros is known to have mental illness issues and had been in the care of his parents, Borkovich has said.

Floros has requested a court-appointed attorney.

Assault with a dangerous weapon is punishable by up to four years in prison and a $2,000 fine.

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