Prosecutor: 5th grade teacher let students drop acid at her house on Sesame Street

Published: Aug. 15, 2017 at 1:45 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 16, 2017 at 9:13 AM EDT
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SPRINGBORO, OH (FOX19) - A fifth grade teacher with Springboro schools is accused of allowing students to drop acid at her house on Sesame Street.

The Warren County Drug Task Force took Amy Panzeca, 48, into custody Monday at the house, which is owned by her parents.

Investigators started looking at Panzeca's teenage son for LSD use and drug trafficking, according to Warren County Prosecutor David Fornshell.

Authorities determined Panzeca was aware of the illegal activity.

"There was significant drug trafficking going on at the residence by Miss Panzeca's teenage son," Fornshell said.

"That trafficking was going on to approximately 20-30 students, predominately in Springboro High School, that she was aware of the fact that this trafficking was going on out of the house."

A spokesman for Springboro schools confirmed Panzeca is one of the district's teachers and is now on paid administrative leave.

Investigators tried to wrap up the probe before Springboro students returned to school.

She has been with the district 15 years, Scott Marshall said. There have been no other disciplinary issues.

The teacher is indicted on four counts including permitting drug abuse, one count contributing to the delinquency of a minor, one count of endangering children.

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