Reginald Douglas, the principal of Istrouma High School in Baton Rouge, passed away over the weekend. According to the East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner's Office, he died of natural causes.

Douglas became the principal at Istrouma in 2017.

The Advocate reports that Douglas was a 1997 Southern graduate, earning his masters from the University of Phoenix.

Before his time at Istrouma, he also served as principal at St. Helena College and Careers Academy.

East Baton Rouge Parish Schools released the following statement:

The East Baton Rouge Parish School System is deeply saddened by the loss of Istrouma High School Principal Reginald Douglas. Douglas was instrumental in creating the vision for Istrouma High School and will always be a champion of education. He will forever be known for his kindness and for instilling character-building and leadership qualities everywhere he worked. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends, staff and students during this difficult time. Our school district will provide the school with additional counselors, I CARE specialists, and other staff to assist the campus and offer comfort to students and staff throughout the week. Mr. Douglas was a tremendous leader and friend and was beloved by all.