Catholic school principal quits after DC strip club arrest on school field trip: report

A Louisiana Catholic school principal resigned following a Friday arrest at a strip club in Washington, D.C., where he was visiting as part of a school field trip, according to The Advocate

Michael Comeau, 47, the principal at Holy Family Catholic school in Port Allen, was allegedly found standing in a roadway "refusing to move," after being asked to move multiple times, according to police reports obtained by The Advocate. 


Officers were dispatched about 2:20 a.m. Friday to Archibald's Gentlemen's Club on a complaint about "an intoxicated man refusing to pay his bill," The Advocate reported.  

Diocese of Baton Rouge spokesman Dan Borne confirmed to The Advocate that Comeau resigned and said an interim principal will be appointed. 

Comeau also resigned from his position as a reserve Brusly police officer, a position he had held for the past six months, according to The Advocate. 

Comeau was seen as a rising star in education, according to The Advocate, which notes the principal had been named one of 20 outstanding teachers honored by USA Today receiving the Milken Education award and $25,000 stipend.