Domestic violence incident causes school to lockdown

Posted: Tuesday, November 26, 2002

Police arrested a suspect in a domestic violence case that carried over onto the grounds of Kalifornsky Beach Elementary School on Friday morning.

As a precaution, the school was locked down, but no students were at risk, according to an Alaska State Trooper report.

Troopers and Soldotna police were called to the school at 7:57 a.m. after a woman dialed 911 from there alleging that Robert Paulk, 37, had threatened her and held her hostage the night before.

The woman, who was driven to the school by Paulk, reportedly told him she needed to go in to give a note to her children's teacher. Instead, she called police.

Paulk allegedly fled, and a search for him was initiated by Soldotna police, troopers and Fish and Wildlife Protection Troopers.

Because authorities did not know where Paulk went, school officials locked down the school for the safety of students.

Paulk was found by troopers at Mile 18.5 of Kalifornsky Beach Road, in a vehicle leaving the area.

He was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility on charges of second-degree and fourth-degree domestic violence assault, first-degree stalking and four counts of violating a domestic violence restraining order.

Police said other charges are pending.

Paulk was held in lieu of a $17,000 cash bond.

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