The Louisiana Catholic school principal who was arrested at a strip club on Thursday has resigned, according to sources.
Michael Comeau, the principal of the Holy Family Catholic School in Port Allen Louisiana, was arrested at Archibald’s Gentlemen’s Club in Washington, D.C. near the White House.
“The Diocese of Baton Rouge confirmed (Friday) that Michael Comeau, principal at Holy Family School in Port Allen, was arrested on May 30 while on a school-sponsored trip to Washington, D.C.,” said diocese spokesman Dan Borné in a statement.
Borné’s statement said the students weren’t with Comeau at the strip club.
“The incident occurred when the students on the trip were in their hotel rooms for the evening under the supervision of other chaperones,” Borne said in the statement. “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”, Borné said.
Comeau, 47, was charged with public intoxication and possession of an open container of alcohol after he was accused of refusing to pay his bill, according to media reports.