A Louisiana Catholic school principal was arrested Friday after reportedly becoming intoxicated and refusing to pay his bill at a strip club while on a school field trip.
Principal Michael Comeau of Holy Family School was arrested around 2 a.m. Friday for alleged public intoxication and possession of an open container at Archibald’s Gentleman’s Club in Washington D.C., Fox News reported.
Police responded to a complaint from the strip club about “an intoxicated man refusing to pay his bill,” according to a police report.
Police found Comeau “standing in the roadway, refusing to move.” The report said officers instructed him “multiple times to move out of the roadway, but Comeau refused.”
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Multiple sources reported that Comeau had a service dog with him while he was at the strip club, according to Fox News.
Comeau was reportedly a chaperone on a school field trip at the time of his arrest. A Diocese of Baton Rouge spokesperson said in a statement released Friday that students were in hotels rooms under the supervision of other chaperones when the incident occurred.
The statement also said Comeau resigned from his position on Friday morning, after serving as the school’s principal for five years. School officials said an interim principal will be appointed in his stead.
The statement read:
“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.”
Comeau also reportedly worked as a part-time reserve police officer with the Brusly Police Department, from which he also resigned via text on Friday.
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