MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCBD) – Authorities in Mount Pleasant were dispatched to Carolina Park Academy on Wednesday after receiving reports of a suspicious person.
Inspector Chip Googe said officers responded to the scene around 4:00 p.m.
According to an incident report, an employee saw a man wandering around the school. The report said the employee asked if he could help him and the man replied: “No, I’m just a tourist passing through.”
The employee then told him he was on private property, to which the man responded by saying, “It’s not like I’m gonna shoot a bunch of kids. I just might.”
When police arrived, the report stated the man, identified as Michael Gorlitsky, became “irate and uncooperative” when questioned about his remarks.
Gorlitzky was arrested and charged with disturbing schools and transported to the Al Cannon Detention Center.
A judge set his bond at $500,000 on Thursday and ordered him to get a mental evaluation at MUSC before his release. He is also banned from all school campuses.