Catholic school principal arrested at strip club while on a field trip, resigns from job

The catholic school principal was charged with public intoxication and possessing an open case of alcohol.
The catholic school principal was charged with public intoxication and possessing an open case of alcohol. Photo credit: Holy Family Catholic School

A Catholic school principal was arrested in Washington DC on Thursday (local time) for public intoxication at a strip club.

Michael Comeau, principal of the Holy Family Catholic School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was also charged with possessing an open case of alcohol after it was alleged he did not pay his bill. Police said he refused to settle and pay.

Comeau handed in his resignation following the incident. He also resigned as a reserve police officer - where he served in the Louisiana town of Brusly.

In a statement, according to local media, Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge spokesman Dan Borné said, "The incident occurred when the students were in their hotel rooms for the evening under the supervision of other chaperones".

Borné said Comeau had been principal of the school for five years.

Local television source WAFB9 reports that according to sources, Comeau also had a service dog with him at the strip club.

"Mr Comeau has submitted his resignation as principal and an interim principal will be appointed," Borné said.

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