Girl suspended from school for cutting peach with child’s butter knife

FILE (Associated Press)

PEMBROKE PINES, FL (WCMH) – A Florida couple is angry after they say their daughter was suspended from school for six days for using a child’s butter knife to cut a peach a lunch.

“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, told WPLG.

The family said that her daughter only wanted to share her peach with others.

The middle schooler is a honor roll student, and her dad says she is always trying to help people and share things.

“This is a set of a spoon, fork and knife for toddlers — one year old,” Andrea Souto said. “It is made for children to learn how to eat properly. She’s used it since she was baby.”

Now, the school district says they are turning the investigation over to prosecutors for potential charges. A school spokesperson wouldn’t comment on the specifics of the case, but did say that the school followed district policy. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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