WASHINGTON (FOX 5 DC) - A principal at a Catholic school in Baton Rouge was arrested for public intoxication after he refused to pay a tab at a D.C. strip club during a school trip.
The Diocese of Baton Rouge offered a statement on Friday confirming that Michael Comeau had submitted his resignation from Holy Family School in Port Allen, La. Following his Wednesday arrest.
According to WAFB in Baton Rouge, sources told them that Comeau had his service dog with him when police responded to a complaint at Archibald’s Gentleman’s Club in the District.
Police say they arrested Comeau after they saw him standing in the road, and he refused to move after being told to do so.
In addition to administrating in the district, Comeau is a reserve police officer in the Brusly Police department, according to WAFB.
The statement from the diocese indicated that the students were in their rooms with chaperones during the incident.
Statement from the Diocese:
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.