This middle school food fight is going to be fought in court. Aliya May is a 14-year-old student at Moody Middle School in Virginia, and could be charged with assault and battery for throwing a baby carrot at her former teacher.
After the notorious flight of the vegetable, Aliya was suspended, and hasn't been at school for a month. "I don't even know how to combat the stupidity," her mom told WTVR.
On the fateful day, Aliya left class and saw a teacher she had last year. Not being a softball pitcher or thinking she would actually hit the teacher in the forehead, Aliya threw the carrot as a joke. The school didn't take it as a joke.
Legal expert Todd Stone tells WTVR:
If it's a soft carrot, it may not be as offensive. But if it's a raw carrot, you don't have to have an injury or show you were hurt to prove a battery. It just has to be an offensive, vindictive touch. That's what the law says.
Documents are closely examining the carrot's length and girth to fully understand this incident of alleged assault.