A 14-year-old girl is facing assault charges for throwing a baby carrot at her teacher.

A 14-year-old girl is facing assault charges for throwing a baby carrot at her teacher.
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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. 

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Under 2 inches means it's a baby.
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"This could go before a judge and there could be sufficient evidence to find her guilty, but I don't think it's something a judge would want to find her guilty of,” Stone said. “They may offer her counseling, sort of a carrot at the end of a stick."

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