The principal of Hahnville High School has been arrested on suspicion of sexual battery, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Sheriff Greg Champagne said a parent of a student contacted them about a meeting they had with Principal Brian Lumar.
The meeting happened on March 31 to discuss a matter regarding the student, according to Champagne.
The victim, the parent of the student, told police that after she arrived to the reception area of the principal’s office, she was told by Lumar to leave and redirected her to meet with him in another private office location at the school.
Champagne said the victim accused Lumar of committing a sexual battery against her without her consent.
The victim then left the school campus after the incident, according to Champagne.
Champagne said detectives were able to corroborate the victim’s statement and issued an arrested warrant for Lumar.
Lumar was contacted Monday and informed of the warrant and turned himself in to the sheriff’s office.
He was booked into the Nelson Coleman Correctional Facility.
Champagne said the St. Charles Parish School Board and Superintendent Ken Oertling have been fully cooperating with the investigation.
Champagne said that per the Louisiana Revised Statue, misdemeanor sexual battery is described as “the intentional touching of the breast or buttocks of the victim by the offender using any instrumentality or any part of the body of the offender, directly or through clothing.”