A Florida honour roll student was given a six day suspension after she used a butter knife to cut a peach in order to share it with a classmate.
The incident took place at Silver Trail Middle School in Pembroke Pines.
“There's no one there trying to educate and to be reasonable to say, 'Let's work this out,'” the girl's father, Ronald Souto, said. “She's always trying to help someone. She's always trying to share things.”
According to the school district, the girl violated the county's weapon policy.
“This is a set of a spoon, fork and knife for toddlers -- one year old,” the girl's mother said. “It is made for children to learn how to eat properly. She's used it since she was baby.”
Melvin J. Smith, whose grandson attends the school, defended to the girl saying, “I think the principal should revisit this and everyone (should) sit down to the table, and let's just say, 'Don't do it again.' This is outrageous to go to that extreme.”
A school district spokeswoman defended the school.
“The school followed district policy regarding this incident and continues to work with the student and parents involved. It is the district's priority to maintain safe and secure campuses for students and staff at all times,” the Broward County school district spokeswoman said.