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Stephen Paulsen, 54, resigned as principal of Arlington's Morton Elementary School after his arrest in Florida
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  An Arlington elementary school principal was arrested on Tuesday in Boynton Beach, Fla., on charges of soliciting sex from an undercover officer posing as a teenage boy online. WFAA reports that Stephen A. Paulsen, 54, resigned as principal of Morton Elementary School the next day.

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McLennan County officials are providing additional details about the arrest of a volunteer EMS worker from West who has been  charged with possessing a destructive device.

Heidi White, an employee at the McLennan County Jail, says

thirty-one year old Bryce Reed was arrested by federal ATF officers Thursday following a complaint from the U.S. Marshals Service.

Reed was held at the county jail until this morning then released to ATF.

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Director Steven McCraw today directed the Texas Rangers to join McLennan County Sheriff Parnell McNamara in launching a criminal investigation into the fertilizer plant explosion that occurred in West, Texas, on April 17. Media are reporting a paramedic has been arrested on a charge of possessing a destructive device but officials aren't commenting on whether the arrest is related to the West explosion.

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Nick Morale, a 56 year-old Terrel resident, has been arrested in Kaufman by the Texas Rangers. He's charged with making a terroristic threat against a Kaufman County official. Officials say he used the Crime Stoppers tip line. 

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Updated, 6:05 p.m.: DNA tests came back Wednesday, and police filed a third sexual assault charge against Cesar Benitez, who's being held on $4.5 million bail at the Dallas County Jail.