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Battle Ground school counselor accused of assaulting her son

By Jessica Prokop, Columbian Local News Editor
Published: March 22, 2023, 12:59pm

UPDATE: This case was later referred to Clark County District Court and then dismissed Sept. 21, according to Battle Ground Municipal Court, where it was being handled.

A counselor at Battle Ground High School was placed on administrative leave Friday after she was arrested for allegedly assaulting her 10-year-old son.

Dawn R. Pack, 40, appeared Monday in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of second-degree assault of a child, domestic violence.

A judge set bail at $15,000, and Pack is scheduled to be arraigned April 3. In addition to bail, Pack was ordered to wear an alcohol monitor device and be subject to random urinalysis and breath testing, court records show.

Pack was hired by Battle Ground Public Schools in August 2007, according to the district. The allegation is not related to her job.

Battle Ground police were dispatched at 1:40 p.m. March 14 to take a report of child abuse. Pack’s husband told police his 6-year-old son called him and said Pack pinned down his brother and pressed her arm against his neck, according to a probable cause affidavit.

An officer met with the boy at school. He told police he didn’t know what he did to make Pack mad. She chased him upstairs, he said, and wanted his phone. He said she jumped on him, and they fell on the bed. She then dug her elbow into his throat, briefly restricting his breathing, according to the affidavit.

He told police he doesn’t feel safe with his mom and that this kind of thing happens all the time, the affidavit states.

When officers went to the home, Pack refused to answer the door or talk with them via phone, court records say. Details of her arrest were not in court records.