Special prosecutor requested in domestic violence case against Boulder High School principal

BOULDER, Colo. - A special prosecutor has been requested to handle the domestic violence case against a Boulder High School Principal Kevin Braney, according to the Boulder Daily Camera.

Braney was arrested this month on suspicion of domestic violence, child abuse and criminal mischief following a dispute with his wife.

Boulder County District Attorney Stan Garnett made the request because people in his office routinely work with Braney in his capacity as principal.

Police say they were called to a Boulder home Wednesday Mar. 6.

Andrea Braney said she spent the evening removing some her belongings from her husband's room. She said when her estranged husband came home from a work function and found some things changed, he started throwing things, damaging property and yelling at her.

Police say Braney was charged with child abuse for allowing a child to witness the incident.

In a written, voluntary statement after his arrest, Kevin Braney said he was removing his belongings and that he did not yell at or touch his estranged wife.

Kevin Braney is on paid leave from Boulder High School while he addresses personal and health issues, school district officials told the newspaper.

Kevin Braney's attorney Todd Burnham told the newspaper, "I find it convenient that he is arrested and charged with criminal mischief and domestic violence contemporaneously with divorce papers being filed."

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