DELTONA, Fla. — Three middle school students in Volusia County are facing felony charges for allegedly putting red pepper flakes into their teacher’s soda.
Deputies said it happened after a 12-year-old girl was upset about being disciplined by teacher Jayne Morgan, reports CBS Miami.
The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports the girls were arrested Friday night.
While one student allegedly distracted Morgan, another grabbed the soda and a third dumped the pepper in.
Sheriff’s deputies said the teacher began to choke and experience shortness of breath. She discovered the pepper flakes when she poured the soda into a clear cup.
The girls were arrested Friday and taken to a juvenile detention center. They face poisoning charges, as well as tampering with consumer products.