Who knew carrots could be so dangerous?
The mother of a 14-year-old girl says her child is facing assault and battery charges for throwing a baby carrot at her school teacher.
The teen was leaving class when she spotted a former teacher of hers in the hallway of Moody Middle School in Henrico County, Virginia. She reached into her pocket and tossed a leftover carrot from lunch at the teacher, which hit the woman in the forehead, according to WTVR.
The student has been suspended from school for a month.
In school documents, administrators claim that the carrot was used as a weapon, but the girl maintains that the root veggie toss was meant as a joke.
"I don't even know how to combat the stupidity," the girl's mother, Karrie May, told CBS 6.
The school's disciplinary review board sent the family a letter trying to get the girl to admit guilt, but they declined. Now, they are awaiting a summons to see what's next.
Todd Stone, a legal expert who spoke with CBS 6 News, says that the firmness of the carrot could affect the case.
"If it's a soft carrot, it may not be as offensive,” Stone says, “But if it's a raw carrot, you don't have to have an injury or show you were hurt to prove a battery."
Of course, there's already a reddit thread with a heated debate surrounding the incident.
Note to self: If you're tossing a carrot, make sure it's cooked. Or, just don't.