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Thu May 2, 2013, 09:32 AM

Teen Girl Expelled, Charged With a Felony After Science Experiment Goes Awry

Teen Girl Expelled, Charged With a Felony After Science Experiment Goes Awry
Takepart.com – 8 hrs ago

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...This week, Kiera Wilmot went to school and mixed some household chemicals in a tiny 8-ounce water bottle. It looked like a simple chemistry project but then the top popped off when a small explosion occurred.

Wilmot, who is in good standing as a student, said it was an accident. The Bartow High School principal told a local television station that the teen made a “bad choice” and called her a a good kid who has never previously been in trouble...

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In another era, Wilmot may have gotten scolded and sent back to class. But in this age of zero-tolerance policies, Wilmot is in deep trouble. She was arrested on Monday morning after the incident and charged with possession and discharge of a weapon on school property and discharging a destructive device.

In turn, she was expelled and will finish her high school years in an expulsion program...

http://news.yahoo.com/teen-girl-expelled-charged-felony-science-experiment-goes-050006336.html

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Reply Teen Girl Expelled, Charged With a Felony After Science Experiment Goes Awry (Original post)
FourScore May 2013 OP
hack89 May 2013 #1
Brickbat May 2013 #2
snappyturtle May 2013 #3
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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Thu May 2, 2013, 09:36 AM

1. She brought the chemicals from home

and was not in a classroom when she mixed them. That is what got her into trouble.

Bartow, Florida -- A Bartow High School student was arrested after police say she detonated an explosive device to campus.

Bartow Police say around 7 a.m. Monday, 16-year-old Kiera Wilmot brought a plastic bottle that contained household chemicals onto school grounds. She then mixed the chemicals with other ingredients and placed the lid on the bottle, which caused an explosion.


http://www.wtsp.com/news/topstories/article/312750/250/Student-arrested-after-bringing-explosive-device-on-campus

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Thu May 2, 2013, 09:39 AM

2. The issue, of course, is the felony charge. The explanation becomes clear when you see her photo.

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Thu May 2, 2013, 09:59 AM

3. I am outraged by the charge. Hope this young lady gets an attorney...fast.

I followed story to another link: http://www.theledger.com/article/20130423/NEWS/304235005/1410?Title=Police-Girl-Had-Explosive-Materials-at-Bartow-High-School

The above article gave Kiera's address! She's 16! I bet she concocted no more than what
fourth grade students do to make their volcano display spew. Am I missing something here?

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Thu May 2, 2013, 10:19 AM

4. So what were the chemicals?

 

I pop the cork off a bottle with vinegar and baking soda.

I can also do it with Drano and bleach.

The first is harmless, the second could be lethal.

And the teacher was where?

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Thu May 2, 2013, 11:04 AM

5. Further in the article is talks about this absurdity...

Earlier this year, a 5-year-old Pennsylvania girl was suspended from kindergarten after she told another girl she was going to shoot her with a Hello Kitty toy gun that blows soapy bubbles. School officials told the girl’s parents she made a 'terrorist threat.'


A child can't play with a bubble gun, but her brother can have a rifle? Bubble guns are not a Constitutional mandate.


As far as the chemicals, there are very dangerous household chemicals and the instructor should have reviewed the experiment before the chemicals were brought to school. If the teacher either failed to review the design of the experiment or had approved it, they should also face disciplinary action.

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