PORT ST. LUCIE — A St. Lucie West Centennial High School teacher took painkillers, drank beer and smoked "weed" with a teen student at her house in June until they passed out on her couch.
Those are among the accusations leveled by the 17-year-old boy against language arts teacher Elizabeth Hatzidakis, 33, who was arrested Thursday at the school on Southwest Cashmere Boulevard in Port St. Lucie.
Hatzidakis posted $19,000 bond and was released from jail around 8 p.m. Wednesday.
St. Lucie County Sheriff's investigators arrested Hatzidakis, of the 1200 block of Southwest San Esteban Avenue in Port St. Lucie, on a misdemeanor contributing to the delinquency of a minor charge in connection with the incident.
Investigators also found a small amount of oxycodone in her purse, and a small amount of marijuana, a "bong" and other items in her home. She was arrested on an additional charge of possession of a controlled substance — a felony — and misdemeanor charges of possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Hatzidakis was held Thursday in the St. Lucie County jail on $19,000 bail, a jail official said.
"We cannot comment on open investigations," said Janice Karst, St. Lucie County School District spokeswoman.
Karst said school board policy pertaining to employees who've been arrested will be followed.
The teen is not going to be arrested, despite saying he supplied Hatzidakis with drugs, a sheriff's official said.