Stephen Paulsen: Texas elementary school principal busted in Boynton Beach now faces federal charges

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - The Texas elementary school principal accused of soliciting a teen for sex in Boynton Beach is now being charged by the feds.

A federal judge in West Palm Beach did not grant Stephen Paulsen bond Friday.

Boynton Beach Police say he thought he was meeting a fifteen year old boy off a social media site, but it was actually an undercover office.

Paulsen's wife was in court Friday. She told WPTV she is also a teacher and has been married to Paulsen for twenty five years.

The federal prosecutor told the judge to keep Paulsen behind bars because there is a risk he will flee and could be a danger to the community.

He is expected back in court on Tuesday.

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