A Baton Rouge Catholic school principal was arrested Thursday after visiting a strip club while on a school trip to Washington D.C.
Fox News reports Michael Comeau,47,was arrested while attending a school trip with students from Holy Family Catholic School. Comeau was reportedly intoxicated and refused to pay his bill during his time at Archibald’s Gentleman’s Club. Police arrived to the scene around 2:20 a.m. and said he was found standing in a roadway but refused to moved when asked to. Comeau was arrested and charged with public intoxication and possession of an open container of alcohol.
A Diocese of Baton Rouge spokesperson said in a statement that Comeau resigned from his position as principal and an interim principal will fill in for the time being.
“The Diocese of Baton Rouge confirmed today that Michael Comeau, principal at Holy Family School in Port Allen, was arrested on May 30 while on a school sponsored trip to Washington, DC. The incident occurred when the students on the trip were in their hotel rooms for the evening under the supervision of other chaperones. Mr. Comeau had been principal of Holy Family School for five years and prior to that time had served in public education in the surrounding area. Mr. Comeau has submitted his resignation as principal and an interim principal will be appointed.”
He also resigned from his position as a reserve Brusly Police officer.