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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.