Louisiana school principal, 47, is arrested for ‘groping the student’s mother after inviting her to a private office to meet about her child’
- Hahnville High School Principal Brian Lumar, 47, was arrested Monday
- Authorities said Lumar and a student’s mother met in a private office on campus
- Mom says Lumar sexually touched her during the meeting without her consent
- The alleged incident took place on March 31, and the parent reported it on April 26
- Lumar was admitted to the Nelson Coleman Correctional Facility on the basis of one count of sexual battery; he was released Monday on $ 2,500 bail
- It is unclear what actions the school board will take pending an investigation
A Louisiana high school principal has been arrested for allegedly touching a student’s mother.
According to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office, Brian Lumar, principal of the high school in Hahnville, was arrested Monday.
He is accused of sexually touching the student’s mother without her permission during a meeting at a private office on campus.
The student’s mother and Lumar organized the meeting for March 31 to discuss a problem with her child.
Hahnville High School Principal Brian Lumar (left and right) was arrested Monday for allegedly groping a student’s mother at a meeting in a private office on campus
She reportedly told agents she was waiting in the front desk when Lumar told her they would meet in a private office, according to NOLA.com.
The incident is said to have taken place 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 admitted to the Nelson Coleman Correctional Facility on the basis of one count of sexual battery. Lumar was released on a $ 2,500 bond on Monday.
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 to show that through the justice system,” he added.
Lumar, who became principal of the high school in the fall of 2018 (pictured), told the news site that the “ allegations are completely false. ”
It is 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 informed of the principal’s arrest.
The charge does not concern misconduct against a student or employee. As this is a personnel matter, no further information is provided.
“We will continue to follow proper policies, procedures and law regarding this personnel issue,” the statement read.