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D'Evelyn High School principal arrested on assault charges Nov. 9 returns to school Tuesday

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Posted at 1:22 PM, Nov 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-29 15:22:43-05

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. – The principal at D’Evelyn High School arrested in early November on third-degree assault charges returned to work Tuesday more than two weeks after he was put on administrative leave.

Jefferson County Public Schools sent a letter home to parents of D’Evelyn students Monday informing them principal Tony Edwards would be returning to work Tuesday after the district completed its internal investigation.

A spokeswoman for the district said the investigation “showed he didn’t violate any of our policies.” Denver7 has requested a copy of the investigation from the district, but has yet to receive a response.

When Edwards was arrested Nov. 9, the district said the arrest was “unrelated to his duties as a JeffCo Schools’ employee.”

In Monday’s letter to parents, the district thanked staff and parents for their “patience, understanding and continued support” during the investigation.

Though the exact reason for his arrest remains unclear, a protection order for the victim was granted Nov. 10 – the same day Edwards posted a $1,000 bond.

Edwards is next due in court for his pre-trial status conference on Dec. 2.

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