By PAUL THOMPSON
A high school teacher took drugs and drank alcohol with a teen student until they both passed out, according to police. Elizabeth Hatzidakis, 33, is alleged to have taken prescription painkillers, smoked marijuana and drank alcohol with a 17-year-old from her school. Police said they had both consumed so much they passed out on a sofa at her home in Port St Lucie, Florida.
Hatzidakis was arrested after the teen's father went to the police and admitted the teacher had bought drugs from her son. The teen later told police he had been supplying 'Mz Hatz' with drugs since June.
Hatzidakis was arrested at St Lucie Centennial High School on charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. When investigators went to her home they found a small amount of Oxycodone in her purse, a small amount of marijuana, a 'bong' and other items of drug paraphernalia. She faced further charges of possession of a controlled substance. Hatzidakis was released on $19,000 bond.
Her arrest stunned neighbors in Port St Lucie. 'They've just been quiet people, they've been pleasant and no problems,' neighbor Rick Auxier told the Palm Beach Post. 'Unfortunately, it seems to be a little bit more of a trend, we're seeing more and more indiscretions in the public school system. For whatever reason it is and it seems to be very odd as to what's going on.'
Another neighbor, 19-year-old Adrianna Stevens, said she used to attend Centennial. 'All my friends were on Facebook yesterday writing everything about her like how nice she was,' Stevens told the newspaper. 'Just seeing her come out and looking professional you would never think that she would do anything like that.'
Hatzidakis's husband refused to comment when approached by a reporter.