Moody Middle School student faces assault charges for throwing baby carrot at teacher

“I don’t even know how to combat the stupidity,” the mother of the 14-year-old girl facing possible charges said to WTVR in an interview.

From WTVR:

A 14-year old girl could be charged with assault and battery after she threw a baby carrot at one of her former teachers. School disciplinary documents allege a baby carrot was used as a weapon in an assault and battery of a Moody Middle School teacher.

“I don’t even know how to combat the stupidity,” Karrie May, whose 14-year-old daughter Aliya is currently suspended for launching the vegetable, said. May said her daughter has been out of school for a month.

“I don’t understand this,” May said. “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.”

What do you think? Is this a severe overreaction or are assault charges appropriate in this situation? Sound off in the comments.

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