Assault With a Carrot — Teen Faces Assault Charges for Throwing Baby Carrot
"I don't even know how to combat the stupidity," says Karrie May, whose 14-year-old daughter Aliya is currently suspended from school after launching a baby carrot at one of her former teachers.
At present, the school district in Henrico County, Va., is considering pressing assault and battery charges for the prank gone wrong.
"I don't understand this,” Aliya's mom 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."
Aliya says she didn't intend to hurt anyone. Rather, she was just trying to get her former teacher's attention. When she saw the teacher in the hallway, she intended to toss the carrot, which she had saved from lunch, and tap her in the back of the head.
But, the school teacher turned around and it nailed her in the forehead.
Karrie May says the school district recently sent the family a letter, asking Aliya to confirm her guilt in the matter. They declined and lawyered up. Now, they're waiting on a summons from the courts to see what's next.
In the meantime, Aliya is still out of school and has been for a month at this point.
Henrico schools have declined to comment on the situation.