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Principal is accused of assault by his son

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ROOSEVELT — The 16-year-old son of Myton Elementary principal Harold "Bud" Stone has accused his father of assaulting him during an argument. According to 8th District Court records, Stone was charged with a class B misdemeanor for domestic violence.

Stone's first court appearance, which was scheduled for Thursday, was continued.

Police were called to Stone's home around 7:30 a.m. on Sept. 12 by his 20-year-old daughter, said investigating Roosevelt police officer Luke Stradinger.

The boy told police his father grabbed him by the neck and pushed him down when he failed to hand over the car keys his father had asked for repeatedly. "He ran out of the house and told his sister to call the police," said Stradinger.

The 51-year-old Stone was bailed out on a $1,850 cash bond immediately after being booked into the Duchesne County Jail. He cannot return to his home for a specified amount of time and has been placed on administrative leave from his job pending the outcome of court proceedings. Stone is also principal of Con Amore School, which serves mentally and physically challenged children who live in the Duchesne County School District.