Boulder principal on leave after domestic violence charge

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Kevin Braney (Photo: Boulder Police Department)

Kevin Braney (Photo: Boulder Police Department)

Kevin Braney (Photo: Boulder Police Department)

Kevin Braney (Photo: Boulder Police Department)

BOULDER, Colo. — A Boulder High School principal is on paid leave this week after being arrested during a family fight.

Police say Kevin Michael Braney is being charged with domestic violence, child abuse and criminal mischief. Braney’s wife called police saying he was tearing apart property in their house last week.

According to the Boulder Daily Camera, Andrea Braney told police the couple is going through a divorce and that she was rearranging furniture in the house when her Kevin came home at approximately 9:40 p.m. on March 6.

Upon seeing that his belongings had been moved, Andrea told police Kevin became enraged and started throwing things and damaging property in the home.

In a voluntary statement, Branely said he removed his possessions from his wife’s room only after noticing she was removing her possessions from his. He also said that at no point in time did he touch her, though he did acknowledge having “stern” words with her about the couple’s finances.

The couple both told police Kevin was in the process of moving out at the time.

Kevin is facing one count each of domestic violence, child abuse and criminal mischief. Boulder Valley School District officials said he took over that position in July 2009.