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DELTONA (CBSMiami) — 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 the teacher.

One student allegedly distracted the teacher, 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.

The girls were arrested Friday and taken to a juvenile detention center. They face poisoning charges, as well as tampering with consumer products.

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