Last week’s now widely publicized illegal detention and forcible drugging of the 2022 Alaska Principal of the Year Mary Fulp demands a full public accounting on multiple fronts. Alaskans deserve clear answers to the following questions:

–What evidence did a judge consider with regard to whether Colony High School Principal Mary Fulp was a danger to herself or to others?

— Did a judge issue an unlawful and incomplete order directing the Alaska State Troopers to forcibly take her from her home?

— What, if any, consequences will this judge face?

— Was Fulp, in any way, targeted for her religious beliefs?

— Why were the Troopers under the impression that they had the right demand that Fulp be transported to a medical facility?

— Who gave the final order?

— Why did Mat-Su Regional Hospital agree to lock Fulp into a room, strap her down and inject her with psychotropic drugs against her will, even though there was no valid court order to do so?

— How can Alaska’s involuntary detainment laws be amended to ensure that this never happens again?

Alaskans of all political and ideological stripes must demand a full and transparent accounting from all parties involved in this injustice. The injustices done to Mary Fulp should be a rousing wake-up call for us all.


— Click here to contact Alaska State senators.

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— Click here to contact Gov. Mike Dunleavy.

— Click here to contact Alaska Dept. of Public Safety Commissioner James Cockrell.

— Call (907) 861-6792 here to contact the Administration at Mat-Su Regional Health Facility. Call (907) 861-6849 to contact the hospital’s public relations director.

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Alaskans deserve answers in aftermath of principal’s unlawful arrest & forced drugging

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.