The principal at Holy Family Catholic school in Port Allen resigned after he was arrested on Friday at a Washington D.C. strip club while on a school field trip to the nation's capital.
Dan Borne, the spokesman for the Diocese of Baton Rouge, told the Advocate that Michael Comeau was with students on a school-sponsored trip. At the time of his visit to the strip club, his students were in their hotel rooms under the supervision of other chaperones.
"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," the statement reads.
According to the arrest report, officers were called to Archibald's Gentlemen's Club on a complaint about "an intoxicated man refusing to pay his bill."
Sources told 9News Investigators that Comeau had a service dog with him at the strip club.
Comeau, 47, was found standing in a roadway "refusing to move." He was asked to move "multiple times" but "refused." He was arrested on counts of public intoxication and possession of an open container of alcohol.