Saturday, June 8, 2019

Pay Your Tab Principal Comeau !

And this, ladies and gentlemen, is why you should always pay your bar tab, promptly, in full and without complaints. Because otherwise, things could get ugly. But given many of the other scandals that have emerged from Catholic schools this one seems pretty mild.The only damage done is the self-inflicted harm to the former principal's reputation.

A Louisiana Catholic elementary school principal resigned after being arrested outside a Washington D.C. strip club while on a field trip with students.

Michael Comeau, 47, was charged with being intoxicated and is alleged to have stiffed the club on his tab.

This is the second time Comeau, principal of Holy Family School in Port Allen, Louisiana, has resigned from a school under a cloud.

Comeau was also a part-time police officer in a small Baton Rogue police department. He resigned by text Saturday.

According to reports obtained by local media, police responded to Archibald’s Gentlemen’s Club at 2:20 Friday morning May 31, and found the Catholic elementary school principal intoxicated and blocking a roadway outside the strip club. He allegedly refused to pay his tab. There were reports that Comeau had a service dog with him. Comeau was on a field trip with seventh and eighth graders visiting the nation’s capital.

“The incident occurred when the students on the trip were in their hotel rooms for the evening under the supervision of other chaperones,” said a spokesman for the Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge, according to local media.

What was left out of his CV in media reports when he was hired at Holy Family in 2014 was his resignation from Greenbrier School under a cloud.

According to reports from 2006, Comeau was suspected of under-reporting concession stand revenues and was accused of misappropriating more than $100,000 in Katrina donations.

“Greenbrier Elementary School took in evacuees and received tons of supplies and donations following Hurricane Katrina,” it was reported by WAFB and school officials and auditors “interviewed several of the school’s employees and asked questions concerning donations and also the fund-raising money. The school system officials tell 9 News they turned over their findings to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office for possible criminal prosecution.” What if anything ever came of the allegations is unclear. But Comeau resigned.

What he does on his own time is his business. But when you're on a school trip representing your school is it too much to ask  that you stay out of strip clubs and avoid getting drunk? Or if you just must go see someone shake it and get some alcohol in your system, PAY the stripper and bartender? How difficult is that? Do schools need to start putting that in employment contracts? LINK
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