February 27, 2016 2:38 PM EST

Three Florida middle school students are facing felony charges for allegedly poisoning their teacher by spiking her soda with red pepper flakes, authorities said Friday.

Jayne Morgan, a language arts teacher at Deltona Middle School in Volusia County, was sickened by her soft drink on Tuesday, but the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office wasn’t privy to the incident until Thursday, at which point an investigation was launched, according to a sheriff’s office statement.

Morgan, 52, had sent one of her 12-year-old students to the principal’s office on Monday “for dumping glue into another student’s backpack and for suspicion of stealing a laptop. . .

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