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Former Gladys Jung Elementary School Principal Chris Carmichael has been released from jail to The Norris House, a transitional living facility in Anchorage.
Lower Kuskokwim School District

A federal grand jury has indicted Bethel’s former Gladys Jung Elementary School Principal Chris Carmichael on four charges. The jury issued the charges on Dec. 18. They include two counts of attempted coercion and enticement of a minor, one count of possession of child pornography, and one count of attempted transfer of obscene material to a minor.

Last week, the U.S. Marshals Service took a trip out to Bethel and nearby communities to make sure that registered sex offenders were complying with restrictions, such as living where they are required to live. They also were traveling to ensure that outstanding warrants were dealt with, according to Rochelle Liedike, the Deputy U.S. Marshal in Alaska.

Bethel Principal, Accused Of Sending Sexual Texts To Girl, Goes Before A Judge

Dec 17, 2019
The Anchorage federal courthouse.
KDLG

A Bethel elementary school principal charged with online enticement of a minor and transferring obscene material to a minor made his initial appearance in federal court in Anchorage on Tuesday, Dec. 17.

Former Gladys Jung Elementary School Principal Chris Carmichael has been released from jail to The Norris House, a transitional living facility in Anchorage.
Lower Kuskokwim School District

The District of Alaska U.S. Attorney’s Office has announced the initial court appearance for Bethel’s Gladys Jung Elementary School Principal Chris Carmichael. Carmichael will appear in court at the Federal Building in Anchorage for a complaint/detention hearing on Tuesday, Dec. 17 at 10:30 a.m. The Federal Bureau of Investigation Anchorage Field Office, in conjunction with Bethel police, arrested Carmichael in Bethel on Dec. 10. He is charged with attempted transfer of obscene material to a minor and attempted coercion and enticement of a minor.

The following resources are available to community members for emotional support during this time:

  • LKSD Lead Social Worker: (907) 543-4874 or (907) 545-4429
  • Bethel Family Clinic: (907) 543-3773
  • YKHC Behavioral Health Department: (907) 543-6100

Additionally, any person with information regarding the criminal investigation of Carmichael is encouraged to contact the FBI at (907) 276-4441.

Former Gladys Jung Elementary School Principal Chris Carmichael has been released from jail to The Norris House, a transitional living facility in Anchorage.
Lower Kuskokwim School District

Update Dec. 18, 2019: Since this story was originally published, the link to the Federal Bureau of Investigation affidavit concerning Gladys Jung Elementary School Principal Chris Carmichael has been removed from the KYUK website due to explicit content. This article has been revised and expanded to provide the public with more details of the evidence presented in that affidavit.

Eleven people in Bethel have been charged with illegally obtaining painkillers after a three-day investigation at the Bethel Post Office this summer.

Gladys Jung Principal Chris Carmichael was arrested and charged with attempted transfer of obscene material to a minor, and attempted coercion and enticement of a minor.
Petra Harpak / KYUK

Bethel Elementary School Principal Chris Carmichael has been charged with attempted transfer of obscene material to a minor, and attempted coercion and enticement of a minor. 

Gladys Jung Principal Chris Carmichael was arrested and charged with attempted transfer of obscene material to a minor, and attempted coercion and enticement of a minor.
Petra Harpak / KYUK

This post has been updated with more information.

In the early hours of Dec. 11, FBI agents, along with Bethel Police and Alaska State Troopers, arrested an elementary school principal in Bethel. Chris Carmichael, principal at Gladys Jung Elementary, is currently in federal custody. 

Bethel police have taken a teenager into custody after charging him with stabbing an adult. The domestic violence incident occurred in the early morning hours on Tuesday, Dec. 3, at a home in Uivik Subdivision. 

Alaska Troopers searched homes and cabs in Bethel's Trailer Court on June 7, 2016 to find evidence of illegal alcohol sales.
KYUK Staff

Another chapter in the Bethel cab drivers bootlegging scandal ended this week. On Tuesday, Quyana Cab pled guilty to selling alcohol without a license and agreed to pay a fine of $25,000. 

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