A special education teacher in Florida allegedly bit two students who tried to stop her from taking a jar of pickles from a school store.

The incident occurred in November at a middle school in Bartow, Florida, which is located about 40 miles east of Tampa and about 50 miles southwest of Orlando.

Rhonda Rice, 63, faces two misdemeanor charges for battery. Her arraignment date is on March 31.

Two male students, who are about 15 years old, described the incident while working at the school store. When they tried to stop her from taking the jar of pickles, she bit both of them on the forearm, according to a statement.

It is unclear what Rice’s intentions were, and it’s also unclear if she was trying to steal the pickles.

Rice told administrators of the school district that she was just “playing around” with them, according to a spokesperson. She has since admitted to police that she did “lick” them, but has not admitted to "biting."

She faced a three-day suspension and then transferred to a different middle school.

“Although she described her actions as playing around with students, we expect our employees to act professionally and serve as models of mature behavior,” Jason Geary, a Polk County Public Schools spokesperson, said in a statement.

“They must set a good example for students to follow, and anything less is unacceptable,” he added.

Rice has worked for 22 years as a teacher in the Polk County Public School system.