Updated:DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. —
A DeKalb County mother is outraged after she says her daughter was suspended from school for bringing a knife to school to cut her lunch with.
Alyeese Williams has been charged with carrying weapons within a school safety zone, a felony, after police said Williams was found with a knife in her purse at Stephenson High School in DeKalb County.
Williams' mother told Channel 2 Action News her daughter had the knife in her purse to cut some chicken she brought from home and planned to eat for lunch.
The mother said her daughter had no intention of causing anyone harm and should not face such a harsh charge.
Williams has been released on her own recognizance after going before a judge on Friday.
She has been suspended from school.