Parent Accused Of Attacking High School Principal In Payne County
YALE, Oklahoma - Prosecutors have charged the parent of a Yale High School student accused of assaulting the principal in his office.
On November 12, Donald Lee Stobaugh, 46, of Jennings, went to the school to speak with principal Bobby Rose about the vandalism of a truck belonging to Stobaugh's son. The incident happened on school property.
Rose said Stobaugh walked into his office, demanded to have a private conversation, and shut the door. Rose said he did not want to speak with Stobaugh, and would handle the investigation on his own.
Rose claimed when he tried to open the door, Stobaugh pushed him and slammed his shoulder against the wall. Rose told police he immediately left his office, walked to Superintendent Steve Shank's office, and informed him of what happened. Shank called police.
Police spoke to Stobaugh, who said he never touched Rose. Stobaugh said Rose ran into him. He also said when Rose opened the door, it hit Stobaugh's foot, which pushed him into Rose.
Stobaugh has been charged him with assault and battery on a school official.
Before the incident in Rose's office, Stobaugh called the Yale Police Department on its recorded line. He asked a dispatcher if an officer was still at the school taking a report on the vandalism of his son's truck. When the dispatcher said the officer had already left, Stobaugh responded, "I guess that's why they passed the open carry law, so people like us can take care of these things ourselves."