Louisiana high school principal, 47, is arrested for ‘groping student’s mother after inviting her into a private office for meeting about her child’
- Hahnville High School Principal Brian Lumar, 47, was arrested on Monday
- Authorities said Lumar and a student’s mother met in a private office on campus
- Mom says during meeting Lumar touched her in sexual way without her consent
- The alleged incident occurred on March 31 and the parent reported it on April 26
- Lumar was booked into the Nelson Coleman Correctional Facility on one count of sexual battery; he was released Monday on a $2,500 bond
- It’s unclear what actions the school board will take pending an investigation
A high school principal in Louisiana has been arrested for allegedly groping the mother of a student.
According to the St Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office, Hahnville High School Principal Brian Lumar was arrested on Monday.
He has been accused of touching the student’s mother in a sexual way without her consent during a meeting in a private office on campus.
The student’s mother and Lumar set up the meeting for March 31 to discuss an issue with her child.
Hahnville High School Principal Brian Lumar (left and right) was arrested on Monday for allegedly groping a student’s mother during a meeting in a private office on campus
She reportedly told officers that she was waiting in the reception area when Lumar told her that they would meet in a private office, according to NOLA.com.
The incident is said to have occurred in the office, but the parent waited until April 26 to report the alleged sexual battery to authorities.
Lumar turned himself in on Monday after police told him there was a warrant for his arrest.
He was booked into the Nelson Coleman Correctional Facility on one count of sexual battery. Lumar was released Monday on a $2,500 bond.
Lumar, who became principal of the high school in the fall of 2018, told the news site that the ‘allegations are completely false’.
‘And I plan on showing that through the court system,’ he added.
Lumar, who became principal of the high school (pictured) in the fall of 2018, told the news site that the ‘allegations are completely false’
It’s unclear what actions the school board will take pending an investigation.
The St Charles Parish Public School System said in a statement to NOLA.com that they have been notified of the principal’s arrest.
‘The charge does not involve any misconduct with a student or employee. Since this is a personnel matter, no further information will be provided.
‘We continue to follow the appropriate policy, procedures, and law regarding this personnel matter,’ the statement reads.