UPDATE: Holy Family principal Michael Comeau resigned from his position on Friday afternoon.
The Diocese of Baton Rouge released the following statement on Friday:
"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."
Holy Family School principal Michael Comeau was arrested for public intoxication and possession of an open container of alcohol after refusing to pay his bill at a strip club, according to WAFB-TV.
Comeau allegedly refused to pay his bill at Archibald’s Gentlemen’s Club then stood in the roadway refusing to move. He was serving as a chaperone for a 7th and 8th grade field trip to Washington, D.C. at the time of his arrest.
He also worked as a reserve officer for the Brusly Police Department. He resigned from that position via text message Friday morning.