One of the most widely respected school principals in Alaska was taken from her Mat-Su home to Mat-Su Regional Medical Center on Jan. 18, three days after posting a four-hour video recounting a profound spiritual experience that she says has changed her life.

Colony High School Principal Mary Fulp

Mary Fulp is the current principal of Colony High School and the 2022 Alaska Principal of the Year. She served 15 years as principal of Colony Middle School, where her work with students and staff earned her widespread respect and honors throughout Alaska’s educational community.

On Jan. 15, however, she posted a Facebook Live video, which has been viewed more than 4,200 times. In the video Fulp speaks enthusiastically about her love for Jesus Christ, while recounting a recent spiritual experience in which says she received the gift of tongues and a renewed sense of the Holy Spirit in her life.

In the long and sometimes rambling video, Fulp speaks of the pressing need to bring the love and truth of Christ to schools and throughout the wider culture.

At the beginning of the video, Fulp said she hadn’t eaten or slept much, but that she was filled with God’s love and excited to share her testimony with the world.

After the video post, Fulp wrote on Facebook that some of her family members later came to her due to a concern that she was not mentally well.

According to Fulp, she asked her family to leave after their conversation proved unproductive. They refused, and then called the Alaska State Troopers to intervene.

Fulp said a Trooper showed up at her door.

“She asked me if I wanted them trespassed and I said, ‘If they don’t leave, then we can have that conversation, but please ask them to leave,’” she wrote on Facebook.

Fulp noted that the Trooper found her to be of “sound mind and body when she met with me.”

Two Alaska State Troopers stand in the doorway of Mary Fulp’s home during an arrest on Jan. 18.

After the children left, Fulp later received a visit from two other Troopers who said they had a court order to take her to Mat-Su Regional Medical Center for a mandatory psychological evaluation.

Fulp recorded a live Facebook video of the officers who came to her door to detain her.

“It’s called an ex parte order, which means they got the order without your input,” one officer explained while standing in Fulp’s entryway.

“So, they got the order without my input, because I just set some very clear boundaries that I wanted them to back off,” Fulp told the officers. “They didn’t honor those boundaries. A Trooper came by earlier and asked me if I wanted them trespassed, and I said, ‘Only if they don’t leave.’ So, they left and came back, and this is what I get.”

She added: “I’m getting taken to the hospital for claiming that Jesus is King and claiming that I stand with the Marin Luther King civil rights movement … So, I would like to see this show up in the news.”

“This is the level of threat we are at,” Fulp continued in the video as officers prepared to take her away. “I am fighting for all of the injustices that have ever been done because it’s being done to me now. People are claiming I’m crazy…”

An officer then interrupted her and said she was free to continue recording live on her phone, but “we’re not going to delay this all night.”

“If my family can’t get in my door because I’ve asked them to stay away because they’re not invited in, then they send you guys – that’s wrong,” Fulp told the officers at her home.

“You’re going to the hospital and you’re going to see the doctor,” he added.

“I have to go to the doctor because I claimed that Jesus is King?” Fulp responded.

“All I know is the court order says we have to take you to the hospital,” the Trooper said.

He then directed Fulp to get her shoes and coat.

“We’re not trying to make this any worse than it has to be,” he said.

Fulp was polite and compliant, but continued to object to what was happening.

“If my family can’t get in my door because I’ve asked them to stay away because they’re not invited in, then they send you guys – that’s wrong,” she said.

The Trooper responded by saying her family was “concerned about you.”

The officers then watched as Fulp got her jacket, claiming they were observing her to ensure she was “safe.”

“I’m sorry you guys are in the middle of this,” Fulp said. “I know it’s not your fault.”

While one of the Troopers checked her pockets for weapons, Fulp said she was only “armed with the Cross.”

“That’s good,” the officer replied.

“Is it good?” Fulp asked. “Do you love Jesus?”

“I do,” he said.

“Okay. Awesome,” Fulp said. “You know there is power in his name … His power is mightier than any of this worldly stuff.”

“You got to put things back in their proper order,” Fulp said. “And so here I am getting a psych eval because I love Jesus.”

Fulp was then escorted to a Trooper vehicle parked outside her home, and placed in the back seat.

“I’m actually being taken away because I love Jesus,” Fulp said as the video continued from the back of the vehicle. “I’m in the back of a cop car for my testimony.”

During the short ride to the hospital, Fulp said she hopes “everyone, everywhere sees this and drops to your knees, because we need Jesus so bad.”

“Yes, this is scary, because I said Jesus is King,” Fulp continued. “When God anointed me with 2022 Alaska Principal of the Year Award, he knew that it was for his glory. I just didn’t know when it was going to magnify him in that way … This is how it has shown up.”

Fulp said her “anointing” with the Holy Spirit must have scared those who don’t have the ability to speak in tongues.

“They just don’t understand it,” she said.

Speaking in tongues is a practice that dates back to the beginning of Christianity, and is described in the Bible as a gift from God that allows believers to occasionally pray in spiritual languages that are often later interpreted by others in the community. Today, it is most associated with charismatic and Pentecostal faith communities.

Fulp’s video from the Trooper vehicle continued with appeals for Christians to share the love of God to the world, including in public schools where she said children are suffering immensely.

“I mean, I’m claiming all of the biblical principles, and this is where I go – to the hospital because they think I’m crazy, because the world is such a mess that it takes someone bold to say, ‘You got to put things back in their proper order,'” she said. “And so here I am getting a psych eval because I love Jesus.”

The 20-minute video ends outside the hospital, when a Trooper tells her that she has to “say your goodbyes on your phone because we’re going to the hospital and there’s people private information there and they’re not consenting to being filmed.”

The Watchman has attempted to reach out to Fulp via email, but there has been no response as of publication.

Trooper spokesman Austin McDaniel said he cannot confirm or deny any situation regarding Fulp due to state statute, which he said, “prevents me from disclosing, confirming or acknowledging any of the information associated with that contact.”

He did confirm that Troopers are aware of video, but he could not legally disclose any information.

“I’m really kind of boxed into a corner and can’t say anything additionally,” he said. “That’s the information, I am legally allowed to provide.”

This is a developing story.

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Alaska Principal of the Year detained, forced to take psych. test after posting video of religious experience

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.


  • Lobo says:

    Apparently, all I have to do, is go to one of our “demented” judges, file a request that my neighbor, … that I got into a spat with,… be “arrested:” , and Forced to have a mental evaluation…. Which will then be in my medical records .. We are to the point that our judicial system seems to think our legal rights are simply determined by the “mental” ideologies of a judge…. In other words, you can be arrested based upon the “thoughts” of someone else.

  • George says:

    Yes the brain police will arrest you for the thought crime of believing in God.

  • Rick says:

    What a world we live in where a woman who isn’t hurting ANYONE believes in something that is IN THE BIBLE, and then is taken off to a hospital to see a shrink ? Well I’m no genius but if she believes in the the gifting of tongues which is mentioned like 50+ times in both the old and new testaments then it would sound like a good lawyer could make the case that AST & the judge who signed the Ex Parte order violated her Constitutional right to be free of religious persecution. And since the text she can reference is largely accepted by the law as a legal document in previous case law should be easy.

    • Friend of Humanity says:

      I wonder if information about the judge who signed the Ex Parte Order is public? Would be interesting to find out which judge. Sad that AST is going along with this. Alaska State Troopers – please remember your oaths to protect the people.

      • Rick says:

        I bet a FOIA request it would have to be made public. I learned years ago that LEO’s will turn even on their own (they did with my father in law). In our case they took the word of a diagnosed and documented dementia patient over the word of the doctors, the family and the witnesses. That was the day I learned. LEO’s aren’t your friend even if you are one of them.

      • Mayo says:

        FoH. The troopers did exactly what you want them to do: protect the people! They protected her AND the public. Her family knows her best and they had reason for law enforcement intervention. She was having a psychotic episode. Who knows what could happen? Is she armed? Children around? Look at it this way- if the troopers didn’t respond and her mental state turned violent, you’d be calling for police defunding and hurling insults.

      • FreedomAK says:

        Mayo, “ She was having a psychotic episode.” Strawman argument and not even a good one. I’ll bet you think you can be a man simply by wishing it so. Correct? You actually believe a man can menstruate and bear a child. But she professes her deep faith on her social media account and she’s a psycho? Apparently you’ve no knowledge of freedom and liberty. And no, putting a non-violent Christian woman into a patrol car under threat of force is NOT what we want from law enforcement. Disgusting behavior on the part of the court and troopers.

      • Levi Steven Tangman says:

        hahaha Troopers don’t protect anyone but themselves and those already in a higher chain of command i.e. judges, statesmen, governors, congressman and such…
        Have you NOT Read about how many people these troopers just gun down and murder with no consequences…? there’s been at least a handful of people in my town, that I knew personally. People that weren’t violent or confrontational. But yet in the troopers reports the officers claim that they were basically in fear for their lives… and if that’s the case maybe they ought to have chosen a different career path or quit…?

    • Cat says:

      Mrs. Fulp was a little bit of a nutcase when she worked at Colony middle she didn’t really listen to me when I w a getting bullied but she was very kind and even gave me a book she wrote and Signed it I’m very sad this happened to her

  • Meister says:

    “for the Holy Spirit will teach you in that very hour what you ought to say.””
    ‭‭Luke‬ ‭12‬:‭12‬ ‭ESV‬‬
    Be strong and courageous! What’s happening to you was prophesied to happen in the end times.
    “For from now on in one house there will be five divided, three against two and two against three. They will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.””
    ‭‭Luke‬ ‭12‬:‭52‬-‭53

  • Nerka Dan says:

    wow Fulp’s civil rights seem swept away on very thin evidence. What efforts were made to allow her to defend against this action? I have a little experience with this kind of thing and the court demanded a whole lot more information before the court took action. I wonder if the ACLU or other activist legal groupl has any concern for this lady’s rights? I hope she gets some legal help. This is really scary.

  • Friend of Humanity says:

    Prayers for Mrs. Fulp. Sounds like the plan is being put into action to eventually put all Christians, “anti-vaxxers,” “anti-groomers,” “anti-pedo,” those that don’t believe in abortions, those that honor Our Heavenly Father’s union of a man and woman, and anything else that goes against the 1984/The Brave New World agenda into camps for our “mental health.” We’ll be forced vaxxed, brainwashed or tortured into forgetting who we are and accept only the way of the globalist agenda. We’ll go into camps and never come out. Time to contact our reps and Dunleavy and tell them that this arrest is not okay and that we will not stand for it. To the State Troopers – please remember your oaths.

    • Lucinda says:

      FOH. Fear has you by the balls. You’ve discarded reason in favor of myths.

      • Friend of Humanity says:

        Our Creator of All Creation God’s written word warned us in the end that man would become fearful of man. Our Creator told us not to be fearful of man because man will never be able to take our soul, which belongs to our Heavenly Creator alone. I am not fearful because no matter what happens to my body, my soul belongs to Our Creator of All Creation.

      • Steve says:

        Who’s reason, your’s? Read “The New Thought Police” by Tammy Bruce.

      • micah6v8 says:

        I see you have moved from Must Read Alaska to here “Lucinda”.
        I wonder what agency do you work for or are you simply a useful idiot?

  • Friend of Humanity says:

    On January 10, 2023, Biden met with Trudough and the Mexican Leader to sign the Declaration of North America. This declaration effectively dissolves the borders and makes Canada, United States and Mexico the North America continent that the NWO drew out on its map when combining the continents for their new world. As Atty Todd Callender has pointed out, LEO (like our Alaska State Troopers) are now hired gunmen for NWO…UNLESS our AST remember the oath that they took to serve and protect Alaskans. Here are some links. Research this on your own.
    Alaska Prepper link:
    Declaration of North America (DNA):
    Atty Todd Callender near end of video talking about the declaration:

    • mhs says:

      I’m glad you posted this. I was not aware of the rumble video and I will watch that. I don’t really understand all the implications and I don’t understand how brandon can just make this decision for US without a vote or at least a discussion by our trusty elected officials.

  • micah6v8 says:

    This is a great injustice. From the judge to the dime dropped on this Christian to the police. May this injustice be used to glorify God.
    I gently try to tell my Christian friends that the police are not your friends. They are just another criminal gang with guns that obey those who pay them.

  • Tamra Nygaard says:

    Absolutely no one here has any idea why her kids requested the order. One could as easily say she was showing manic depressive behavior with the statement that she hasn’t eaten or slept much, and also with sending away her own family. We just don’t know. It may be the injustice we think it could be, or it could be legitimate concern for her well -being. Perhaps we could refrain from making conclusions on flimsy evidence at this point.

    • Patricia says:


    • Rick says:

      She asked her kids to leave, they got mad and essentially Mental Health SWAT’ed their own mother. The scary thing here should be that ANYONE can say ANYTHING about someone and get them hemmed up in this stuff. Society is ok with Furries, rampant drug use and everything else but they are concerned about this ? yeah 2+2 doesn’t equal 4 here. I bet the kids have had issue with mom for a while and they are doing this as a grab for guardianship

      • Friend of Humanity says:

        I agree that something does not add up; but, I don’t know both sides of the story. I can’t understand why would the kids so quickly throw her under the bus and put that kind of destructive mark on her professional record. I can’t speak for anyone else, but I have had my times in the past of having a hard time sleeping and eating; but, it certainly did not require an involuntary trip to get a mental health evaluation. Sad that Dunleavy passed that and now it looks like it is being used. LEOs, please remember your oaths – be an Oath Keeper – not an Oath Breaker.

      • Lucinda says:

        Glad your failed reasoning isn’t a part of law enforcement.

      • Friend of Humanity says:


  • Bill says:

    This can happen because of that bill that Dunleavy passed (I forget the name) last summer. I knew this was bad news and now here is our proof. Every church, whether you believe in tongues or not needs to rise up and do something about this.

  • Mary says:

    She is the principal of Colony high School. Perhaps one should investigate who proceeded her in that position and why said person was replaced. Is that said person the same one that has kitty litter boxes put in the girl’s bathroom last year? Hmmm!

    • Julie says:

      Or maybe investigate how she got the position with no other candidates even being considered? She’s an unwelcome principal if you ask the majority of students and parents. She is in violation of policy prohibiting preaching her beliefs in a public school. Sane or not, Colony needs a break from her ‘amazingness’.

      • Jimbo says:

        She did not preach in a public school. She posted a Facebook live video. Read the article. Probably your other accusations are unfounded as well.

      • julie says:

        Jimbo- I’m not referring to the facebook rant. There’s other issues that have been brought to light about her talking to students and handing out her books. That’s ‘preaching’ no matter how you spin it. Not allowed in a public school.

  • Bill says:

    Involuntary commitment bill 172

    • Friend of Humanity says:

      Thank you! I was trying to recall the bill also. This is not good. People need to stand together and push back on this.

  • LJ says:

    I watched the video, and it doesn’t matter what I think or feel. I’m appalled she was taken from her home by police against her will. That is the frightening
    thing here. I hope she will be ok.

  • Jen says:

    Well! when one has tasted freedom in christ from the things of this world
    , one does get chatty and happy. She is a new believer- a baby– in the christ family. Considering her position she needs pastors carve out weekly time to mature her through disicipleship in God’s word. God has been moving strongly and swiftly through our city and state. Keep praying for those indivduals he placed in your mind.

  • Dave says:

    HB 172 that AK Gov. Dunleavy signed into ‘law’ is unconstitutional; This ought to be interesting

  • Jen says:

    Also remember pharisee
    Saul. He like this woman both were in high authority positions. Both were met by resistence and disbelief that their faith was geniune. Paul needed ananias and barnabas.

  • LJW says:

    This whole thing brought me to tears. Sound like a very loving, caring person with a deep abiding faith also has some mental health issues that need to be addressed. I hope this can all be resolved in such a way that allows her to retain and be effective in her position of principal. I wish her peace and a q

  • LJW says:

    This whole thing brought me to tears. Sound like a very loving, caring person with a deep abiding faith also has some mental health issues that need to be addressed. I hope this can all be resolved in such a way that allows her to retain and be effective in her position of principal. I wish her peace and a quick recovery

  • Mary says:

    LJW…What makes you think she is the one with mental health issues. Perhaps it is the antagonist that needs help.

    • Mayo says:

      Mary – did I read right that she can or wants to speak in tongues? Such nonsense is a clear sign of mental illness. What would you do if the Safeway checker started blabbering in tongue jibberish? Wouldn’t you call the cops?

      • Elizabeth Henry says:

        I did not see anything about Safeway, or speaking to anyone in a store ‘in tongues’. Where is that?

      • mhs says:

        If she needs to be locked up then so does every person who attends a church where it is done. I wouldn’t call the cops if the safeway checker started doing something like that. It’s not against the law and it doesn’t hurt anyone.

      • Lobo says:

        Hey… Mayo.. There are some denominations who do speak in tongues, They have ever since I can remember, and anyone with any intelligence would be aware of that.. I suppose it’s okay with you to go those churches and have then arrested for speaking in tongues.. A belief practice that predates your birth.

  • Dennis Riemersma says:

    Write the governor and Shelly Hughes. I remember and article with her saying despite her constituents concerns against hb172 she said she voted yes anyway. The governor and Shelly got this bill into law so now they need to address what happens to people that don’t even have due process. She probably will have to hire a lawyer to get it all straightened out $$$$. Just seems evil is ok and good is bad and unacceptable.

  • CD says:

    They do this in Communist China. Scary!

  • WayneM says:

    Joel, this is very poor journalism. There are many angles to this story and you’ve shown only one angle. Was she really arrested? The officers didn’t mention it in the video. HB172 provides options in lieu of an arrest. Were those other options at play here? We don’t know because you haven’t asked, yet you put it in the headline. Others here have called the Troopers a “criminal organization”. Those two officers were the model of decorum and professionalism. Fulps kept questioning their actions but they have to follow very set procedures when it comes to transporting a detainee. Is Fulps really a martyr? What does Martin Luther King have to do with her newfound Spiritual experience? Fulps’ trying to combine the two could very well be a sign of irrationality. What does her family have to say? What was in that ex parte order? Many questions here, Joel. If this really is an example of the coming Persecution, keep digging and get to the bottom of it. This is a hugely serious issue deserving of a true journalistic deep dive.

    • FreedomAK says:

      Yeah I guess you missed the part about being about being placed in the back of the trooper’s duty vehicle against her will? Read much? These agents of the nanny state took an oath to protect and defend the constitution. They just spat on it.

    • Friend of Humanity says:

      This is a touchy subject and there certainly are at least two points of view: hers and the kids. The globalists want us to quit talking about touchy subjects and just let the lefties steam roll the conservatives. Well, conservatives are done being steam-rolled and we are going to talk until we get some answers that are satisfactory to everyone. I am glad that Mrs. Fulp has spoken out. I am glad that Joel Davidson has reported on this. I am glad that people are discussing this. The current government that does not represent real America wants to squash our talk and stop the truths from coming out. Wayne, maybe you could put together an opinion piece with the all the angles, as you say, and give us the total picture if you think that Joel has missed some points here. That would be quite a read I am sure!

  • DaveMaxwell says:

    Time for Shelly Hughes and Mike Dunleavy to be put in hand cuffs and carted off to the mental ward! Why? Because I declare they are nuts!

    • Julie says:

      Nobody declared Fulp ‘nuts’ that we know about. She was not arrested or handcuffed.

      • mhs says:

        I’m not a lawyer but I think if they compel a person to go with them and put them in the car and haul them away that is technically an arrest.

      • DaveMaxwell says:

        Julie eats marshmallows and loves campfire songs

      • Lobo says:

        Julie.. What is your definition of “arrest” ?

      • Julie says:

        When you are arrested you are informed that you are being arrested, generally handcuffed and, by LAW, read your Miranda rights. Did any of that happen? Pretty standard LEO procedure or it would be considered kidnapping.
        (Bonfires and hot dogs Dave)

      • Lobo says:

        You are ill informed on the technicalities of the actual definition(s) of “arrest”.. An arrest is the act of apprehending and taking a person into custody.. An arrest is the use of legal authority to deprive a person of their freedom of movement.. That does not mean that you have been informed of any rights, reason for detention, seizure, or anything other than, “watch your head’ when they force you into custody, and restrict your freedoms of movement. This is well defined in Cornell Law School, and other legal establishments of education.. If they come to your door, say absolutely nothing, and forcefully remove you, that is an arrest.

  • AK Pilot says:

    And yet a person who doesn’t know if they are male or female is perfectly sane.

  • FreedomAK says:

    “Just doing my job” doesn’t cut it Troops. I’ve lost all respect for AST and our judicial system. Their retirements are more important than their sworn oaths. I guess now we’re guilty until we prove ourselves innocent. Red Flag laws anyone? Sickening behavior. I trust these people not.

  • Don Devore says:

    As I posted earlier, Alaska Judges are collectively a bunch of bigots in black

  • Mary says:

    Yes, Joel, this issue needs much more research and explanation. I ask a couple of questions: What was the climate between she and her x-hus and when she replaced him as principal at Colony High? Were those “her” children that called a red flag or her X-husbands? We don’t want to smear anyone’s character, but it appears Mary’s is. Get to the bottom of this andoon at all the players.

    • Friend of Humanity says:

      A lot of “Mary”s here! You seem to know quite a bit about this situation “Mary.” Maybe you could fill us all in on what is going on then? Write an opinion piece and submit it to The Alaska Watchman so that we can all get the missing information that you seem to know. Looking forward to reading your opinion piece.

  • Jonathan says:

    This seems grossly unconstitutional. What judge signed off on this? If no considerable elements of the story were left out of Fulp’s account, time to get that judge out of there. This seems a clearcut case of religious persecution. Good for Fulp – sticking to traditional religious beliefs in a world that not only marginalizes such minorities but also doesn’t protect them like other morally tenuous minorities.

  • Jimbo says:

    Start a petition to recall the judge. This is outrageous behavior based on the facts reported.

  • Matthew myers says:

    I couldn’t watch all of the ramble-fest, but I can understand the concerns from all sides. To be fair, this video shows a woman who is a bit nutty and manic. I don’t know what she is normally like, but this is a bit unhinged (I expected that it would be when I found out that it was a 4 HOUR LIVE VIDEO.) To the Atheist Religionist pearl clutchers that ask if she has guns in the house? That is more crazy and less reasonable than the video.
    To someone concerned with her health and self care? Getting her carted off by troopers was heavy handed and an overreaction probably pushed along by impatience and a lack of wisdom, but something isn’t quite right. Part of the blame lies with how Protestantism doesn’t work. With 40,000 distinguishable denominations, there is plenty of room for denominations that have completely left behind any ‘fides et ratio’ (faith and reason) and offer no true and wise tether to what Sacred Scripture actually says and means. This can result in a manic video of someone who sees signs in everything and that because she had a stray thought, God was intending her to share something profound. Take the admonishment or not, but untethered teaching (and yes, bad Scriptural interpretation is untethered – stop blaming Scripture for your anti-Scriptural interpretation) leads to unhinged ideas. A ‘baby Christian’ as some are calling it, should’ve been better catechized and shouldn’t be seeking a platform to teach others what they don’t really understand. Enthusiasm and witness? Fine. Good. But a ‘baby Christian’ should not be tipping off of the rails in a sharp corner. Those that think they are hearing God’s voice while their mouths are going a mile a minute in front of a computer microphone just aren’t. That isn’t quiet, peaceful listening. She isn’t hearing a still, small voice. She is hearing the echo of her own thoughts and in this video, they are not tethered to reason.
    As for my initial reaction at the headline, I understand that side as well. The US (as Paul Harvey used to say meant ‘us’) under this administration has gone satanic commie mode. This is a time where FBI raids on a peaceful family with small children (when his lawyer already had an agreement for them to come in voluntarily) is subject to an armed gestapo raid for the crime of being prolife? If there was any wisdom at all? The garbage judge and the unwise state police should err on the side of individual liberty and not violating Constitutional rights.

  • Paul A Nelson says:

    I do not know the details or facts of the detention of Mary Fulp. If she was deprived of her liberty without being brought before a judge or magistrate immediately, the Constitution of the United States and the State of Alaska was violated. The Constitutional Law is “Writ of Habeas Corpus”. It is hidden and not taught to police or judges. The Grand Jury is next.