A Myrtle Beach Middle School teacher was arrested Wednesday morning on charges of public intoxication and possession of a controlled substance.
Horry County Schools spokeswoman Lisa Bourcier confirmed Stacy Hetzel, 43, was arrested at the school. Police records show she was arrested around 10 a.m. Hetzel is a reading intervention teacher.
According to her arrest warrant, when police arrested Hetzel they found two Clonazepam pills. She admitted she no longer had a prescription for the anti-anxiety drug, authorities said.
The district has placed Hetzel on paid administrative leave, according to Bourcier.
Hetzel has been employed with Horry County Schools since 2008.
She appeared in a Myrtle Beach bond court Wednesday afternoon and spoke softly to answer the judge’s questions.
A friend spoke during the hearing and noted Hetzel has a substance-abuse problem. Hetzel was released on a $1,153 personal recognizance bond.