Teen Girl Faces Charges in Baby Carrot Assault
'I don't even know how to combat the stupidity'
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 23, 2015 6:00 PM CDT
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(Newser) – A 14-year-old girl could be charged with assault and battery after throwing a baby carrot at a teacher at Virginia's Moody Middle School, WTVR reports. It's an outcome the girl's mother, Karrie May, is having a hard time wrapping her head around. "I don't even know how to combat the stupidity," May tells WTVR. Aliya May was reportedly in the hallway at school when she decided to throw a carrot at a former teacher as a joke. She tells WTVR she never thought the carrot would actually hit the teacher. But it did—right in the forehead.

It's been a month since the incident, and Aliya is still out of school on suspension, WTVR reports. Regardless of what happens with the potential assault charge, Karrie says the punishment has already been too severe. She says a few days of detention makes more sense for such a minor incident. "This goes way beyond that," she tells WTVR. "We have to go to court."