Catholic school head arrested for being drunk outside a strip club

Catholic school head arrested for being drunk outside a strip club June 3, 2019
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MICHAEL Comeau, inset, principal at the Holy Family Catholic school in Port Allen in Louisiana, was out on a field trip with a group of students when he was arrested last Friday in Washington DC.

According to the arrest report, officers were dispatched at about 2:20 am Friday to Archibald’s Gentlemen’s Club to investigate “an intoxicated man refusing to pay his bill”. Comeau, 47, who is also a reserve police officer, was found standing in a roadway “refusing to move.” He was asked to move “multiple times” but “refused”.

Comeau was arrested on counts of public intoxication and possession of an open container of alcohol.

Dan Borne, spokesman for the Diocese of Baton Rouge, said in a statement that the incident occurred while Comeau was with students on a school-sponsored trip to the capital, though students were in their hotel rooms under the supervision of other chaperones when Comeau was arrested.

Comeau submitted his resignation as principal, Borne said. An interim principal will be appointed.

Comeau also resigned from his role as a reserve officer at the Brusly Police Department, according to Chief Jonathan Lefeaux.

Lefeaux said Comeau had served for the past six months on the force.

Prior to his career in the Catholic school system, Comeau taught at Waller Elementary School in Bossier City for six years. Seen as a rising star locally and nationally, Comeau was named one of 20 outstanding teachers honored by USA Today and received the prestigious Milken education award, which comes with a $25,000 stipend.

The Milken award references his gift for transforming “low-achieving students” into “high-achieving learners.” With a track record showing his commitment to struggling students, he was eventually hired in 2003 as an assistant principal to turn around the failing Prescott Middle School in Baton Rouge.

Soon after he moved on to Greenbrier Elementary, but resigned in 2006 after he was accused of not reporting concession sales and mishandling $120,000 in Hurricane Katrina recovery donations intended for instructional purposes but that an audit said mostly went for other uses.

Comeau had served as principal of Holy Family School for five years, Borne said. It is unclear whether the Diocese knew of Comeau’s history at Greenbrier when he was hired.

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  • rubaxter

    Rube gets rolled by Big City.

    What else is new? At least he didn’t end up wallowing about in a water fountain.

  • democommiescrazierbrother

    Put’s me in mind of a tune (with apologies to Ms. Dusty Springfield, hers was “Wishin’ & Hopin'”)

    Drinkin’ & Peepin

    Drinkin’ & peepin’ & sinnin’ and prayin’
    Schemin’ and dreamin’, when you see her charms
    That won’t get you into HIS arms

    So if you’re lookin’ to find love you don’t have to share, HIS is everywhere

    All you gotta do is thank HIM & tithe HIM and fear HIM and love HIM & hate on the OTHER
    And show HIM that you care

    Also, too, it was a FEMALE strip club?

  • Norman Parron

    I was going to ask ‘what is wrong with being outside a strip club, drunk!’ But it turns out he was outside the drunk and breaking laws and making an unsave situation for others…throw the book at the ahole!.

  • Jim Jones

    At least he isn’t buggering little boys – or impregnating under age girls.

  • Sau Peih

    Do we know that?

  • Sau Peih

    How long before we hear he “prayed and asked for the lord for forgiveness and guidance” and is back at his job(s)?

  • Anri

    For the record, even Baton Rouge likes to make it quite clear that Port Allen is a separate city, across a wide river.

  • rubaxter

    You mean it’s the Right Bank going towards the cesspit and Left Bank going toward the sink drain?

    Cloaca still comes to mind, and that’s a package deal.

  • persephone

    An embezzling rube.

  • EquaYona

    The guy may be an alcoholic. Perhaps he needs a rehab stay.

  • Lurker111

    Believing religious doctrine is enough to turn anyone alcoholic.

  • ConnieHinesDorothyProvine

    Sure seems to happen a lot.

  • Jesus Freak

    Is that where ignorant Atheists hang out?