Now her mother wants to know why she is facing a serious punishment. May has been suspended for a month, and faces assault and battery with a weapon charges, WTVR reported.
Experts say it's the type of carrot, raw vs. cooked, that is at issue.
"If it's a soft carrot, it may not be as offensive," Todd Stone, WTVR's legal expert said. "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."
May's mother, Karrie, said the school's disciplinary review board sent a letter to her daughter and asked her to admit guilt. She declined and now is waiting to see what the next step is.