A 14-year-old student is facing charges of assault and battery after she threw a baby carrot at one of her former middle school teachers.
The student, Aliya May, was walking down her school hallway when she saw a teacher from the previous year. As a joke, May then reached into her lunch for a baby carrot and “tossed it towards the teacher, never thinking she'd hit her in the forehead,” according to CBS affiliate WTVR.
In disciplinary documents, George H. Moody Middle School — also known, fittingly, as Moody Middle School — in Richmond, Virginia, alleges that the baby carrot was used as a “weapon” against the teacher. The teenager has been suspended since the incident, and has not been to school in a month.
“I don't even know how to combat the stupidity,” the student’s mother, Karrie May, told the station in an interview. “I don't understand this. Yes, it happened, and I can see a couple of days in school detention or even a couple days out-of-school suspension. But this goes way beyond that. We have to go to court, and her charges aren't small — assault and battery with a weapon.”
Recently, the school’s disciplinary review board sent a letter asking May to admit guilt, but she and her mother declined. The family is awaiting a summons to address the issue in court.