A Louisiana Catholic elementary faculty principal resigned after being arrested outdoors a Washington D.C. strip membership whereas on a area journey with college students.
Michael Comeau, 47, was charged with being intoxicated and is alleged to have stiffed the membership on his tab.
That is the second time Comeau, principal of Holy Household Faculty in Port Allen, Louisiana, has resigned from a college beneath a cloud.
Comeau was additionally a part-time police officer in a small Baton Rogue police division. He resigned by textual content Saturday.
It’s reported Comeau had a service canine with him on the grownup nightclub, thought that element is outwardly not within the police report.
Right here’s what you have to know:
1. Cops Say Comeau Refused to Pay His Invoice & Drunkenly Blocked a Roadway Exterior Archibald’s Gents’s Membership at 2:30 within the Morning
Based on experiences obtained by native media, police responded to Archibald’s Gents’s Membership at 2:20 Friday morning Could 31, and located the Catholic elementary faculty principal intoxicated and blocking a roadway outdoors the strip membership. He allegedly refused to pay his tab. There have been experiences that Comeau had a service canine with him.
He was arrested on suspicion of public intoxication and possession of an open container, per experiences.
2. Comeau Was With Seventh & Eighth Graders on a D.C. Area Journey When Arrested. The Baton Rouge Diocese Stated College students Had been Protected at a Lodge & Chaperoned
Comeau was on a area journey with seventh and eighth graders visiting the nation’s capital.
“The incident occurred when the scholars on the journey have been of their resort rooms for the night beneath the supervision of different chaperones,” stated a spokesman for the Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge, in accordance with native media.
3. Comeau Has Had a Lengthy Profession in Training & Teaching, is an Award-Profitable Educator & Was Praised by Colleagues
In its assertion, the Diocese of Baton Rouge stated he’d been principal of Holy Household Faculty for 5 years and previous to that point had served in public training within the surrounding space.”
Employed in 2014 at Holy Household, Comeau had been a trainer, coach and administrator for twenty years.
Based on a report on his resume, Comeau, began instructing in Florida, earned a grasp’s diploma from Northwestern State in Natchitoches, coached soccer at Centenary School after which, joined the Baton Rouge faculty system starting in 2006 the place he taught at Cohn Elementary Faculty and coached soccer at Port Allen Excessive Faculty. Earlier than becoming a member of Holy Household, Comeau was assistant principal at Valverda Elementary Faculty and assistant soccer coach at Livonia Excessive Faculty.
Comeau is a Milken Award winner.
4. Comeau Resigned as an Elementary Faculty Principal in 2006 After Allegations About Misappropriated Katrina Donations & Below-Reported Concession Stand Income
What was neglected of his CV in media experiences when he was employed at Holy Household in 2014 was his resignation from Greenbrier Faculty beneath a cloud.
Based on experiences from 2006, Comeau was suspected of under-reporting concession stand revenues and was accused of misappropriating greater than $100,000 in Katrina donations.
“Greenbrier Elementary Faculty took in evacuees and acquired tons of provides and donations following Hurricane Katrina,” it was reported by WAFB and college officers and auditors “interviewed a number of of the college’s workers and requested questions regarding donations and in addition the fund-raising cash. The college system officers inform 9 Information they turned over their findings to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Workplace for potential prison prosecution.”
What if something ever got here of the allegations is unclear. However Comeau resigned.
5. Comeau, Who Was Additionally a Half Time Police Officer, Has Huge Assist
“Sure, Holy Household is so blessed to have Mr. Comeau. Everybody loves him❣❣❣”
Comeau was praised by colleagues at Holy Household Faculty and within the wake of the arrest, seems to have help from many.
“Everybody has a foul day. So fast all of us are to guage once we know not considered one of us if anyplace close to excellent.”
“If it was his personal time (throughout at evening and the children are being chauffeured by others) then who cares actually? Have you ever ever been with that many children? Plus days for that matter? And he’s from Louisiana? We’re fortunate that’s all he was doing lol. Keep in mind we have now drink by means of daiquiri retailers. He was simply dwelling like hes house lol.”
Gayle Clement Causey wrote, “What a disgrace to throw all of it away like this. It doesn’t matter what the circumstances, he won’t ever be capable to get better from this. I’m so sorry for his household and all his college students.”
It was reported that Comeau was additionally a part-time reserve police officer for the Brusly Police Division. He resigned by textual content early Friday morning.