Skip to comments.Florida Teen Girl Charged With Felony After Science Experiment Goes Bad
Posted on 05/01/2013 9:12:01 AM PDT by Altariel
Kiera Wilmot got good grades and had a perfect behavior record. She wasn't the kind of kid you'd expect to find hauled away in handcuffs and expelled from school, but that's exactly what happened after an attempt at a science project went horribly wrong.
On 7 a.m. on Monday, the 16 year-old mixed some common household chemicals in a small 8 oz water bottle on the grounds of Bartow High School in Bartow, Florida. The reaction caused a small explosion that caused the top to pop up and produced some smoke. No one was hurt and no damage was caused.
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Nice! The teachers had NO IDEA! NONE!
My foot! They probably watched with anticipation, and when someone crapped their Underoos, they turned tail and blamed the student.
If you mix ammonia and Clorox you are creating a WMD. Send her to SFF Hazelton.
never drink diet coke and eat mentos at the same time
That’s kiera.. Not Kira.
Oh, for God's sake!
If Peter Brady could do it.......
Hey, hey, let’s be fair.
Her “explosion” might have interrupted the “gay pride” class going on next door, or the “love a burka” class on the other side...or even worse, interrupted the local teacher boinking a boy that was occurring in the cloakroom, or caused the school principal to lose the box top that was the key to his/her/its next “eddikation degree” advancement.
Publik Skools - Wasting your money in countless ways.
I would be very circumspect about the source of this article.
The “NewTimes” is distributed FREE and has a decided left-wing bias.
It also is extremely friendly towards the “gender confused’ if you catch my drift.
There are regular articles that excoriate Lt. Col. Allen West in the most scurrilous manner.
At least the FT. Lauderdale version is...this one is Miami, so I could be wrong.
Its not like the public school was going to teach her about exothermic reactions.
Probably vinegar and baking soda (or powder? I can never remember)
They handcuffed her for that? Damn...I’d have gotten twenty in Sing Sing for some of the stuff I did. BTT.
When I was in the 7th grade, we (Teacher and Kids) blew up balloons with acetylene and oxygen, used toilet paper for fuses and Exploded them in the School, outside the Metal Shop building, to demonstrate what happens if you accidentally leave the welding torch gas turned on. We also made explosives in science class to make sure us kids didn’t accidentally blow up the building. How far we have gone over the edge.
There should be a zero tolerance policy for having Mentos on school grounds...
Of course that was in the 70s, when you could by science kits in Radio Shack
I agree with “manufacturing white criminals” for the most part but this kid is black.
Her future career in inorganic chemistry has literally went up in smoke. Her felony record will prevent her from work for any lab. If she devised a way to make crystal meth, the teachers may have given her an A++. This is how talent and innovation is squashed in public diploma mills.
I’m guessing that what is really at play here is an effort by the democrips (and their eager beaver vermin media) to cause racial chaos in Florida so the elections there can be cheated successfully, with suppressed voter turnout.
She was smoking in class.
I don’t put anything past them, FRiend.
When I was eight my mom and dad got me a rocket for Christmas that you mixed vinegar and baking soda in to launch it. I could never figure out how to make it work, and given my propensity for being an accident prone kid, that might be a good thing...:)
I’m tempted to call this madness. I think it’s something far worse than madness. Something like having no mind at all.
This girl must be released and have her record cleaned. Plus she needs to get a written apology from the school, plus $1,000 a week for life.
Baking soda. Baking powder is baking soda plus an acidic salt so it fizzes with just water.
I had a little toy submarine when I was a kid that was fueled by baking powder. It would produce a bubble of CO2 which would lift the sub to the surface, be released to the air and then sink back to the bottom until enough CO2 was produced to lift it again.
Me too. When I lived in the Philippines as a kid, someone was trying to make “rocket fuel” and blew up the chemistry lab, blowing out the floor to ceiling plate glass windows. Whoever did it must not have been hurt badly, and the bolted, so nobody knew who did it. But there were a few suspects.
Sigh. I don’t envy being a kid today. With parents that have you on an electronic leash and wrapped securely in bubble wrap under constant surveillance, I can’t imagine them doing the things I did.
This country has gone freakin’ crazy.
Was the girl *intentionally* trying to scare people? Is that what the claim was? I admit not knowing all the details yet.
Soda. It foams up and you can try to clear your drains with it.
The really dangerous one is chlorine bleach plus ammonia. Emits a toxic fume. Never use bleach to clean up a basement floor full of kitty pee.
When we finally got to high school, and had real supplies to experiment with, many kids were known to make contact explosives out of iodine and other materials - don't remember the mix, never did it myself. Enough to startle folks, but not do much damage, if any at all.
The article doesn't say this was done as part of a class.
So it sounds like this 16 year old girl brought household chemicals from home to mix at school. And if she did, then she probably already knew what would happen. Which means...
Arkansas..1960s..Grandparents house..Game of operation..no batteries..brother stuck the tweezers in the electric socket. And the nose turned red and made a pop sound. He did it two or three more times with the same results and then put the game up.
I wasn't satisfied with that so, I took it down and did it again. Blew the fuse for the whole block. Uncles had to climb the telephone pole and repair it.
Nashville late 1990's....Daughter sticks something metal in the electric socket and gets shocked. Not hurt bad, but I remember that sick feeling in my stomach and thinking, "How could I not have taught her not to do that already."
Don’t we need to know more about the story?
Did this girl steal the components needed for this explosion? Or were they given to her for a classroom experiment?
Was it done during school time and during class?
Was the explosion in the classroom? Or did she take it outside to the playground to see how big the explosion would be?
Government schools are evil prisons.
Well, if you’re old enough to buy the Morning After Pill, you’re old enough to get arrested...
Who radicalized Kiera? Investigate!
My brother did this in middle school science lab. He was obsessed with making model rockets and his experiment exploded. No windows were broken, though, but the science teacher did give me a strange look when reading my name off the roster a few years later on the first day of science class. Are you related to *** ***** he asked, white faced. He likely did not realize there were more of us still to come from that crazy family.
For the record, I did not blow anything up- but my lab partner and I did make beer as our year-end project.
That is NOT AN EXPLOSION. That was a chemical reaction that produced some extra gas and smoke. An explosion has a burn rate fast than the speed of sound.
Yeah , she’s got “Mad Bomber” written all over her.
And the comments on the site naturally assume racism because the kid was held accountable. I'd say "go, and sin no more" to a good kid who did something stupid but didn't get anyone hurt.
Heck, I remember we built a volcano in grade school out of paper mache’. Painted it ,etc.
Stoked it with potassium permanganate and glycerin. Impressive.
This wouldn’t have happened if we had tariffs.
Yeah, but it was always upside down! lol
Hahahahahaha...I came from a family of six, and had the same issue. My brother made life hard for one teacher, and when I had him the next year, he made it tough for me.
Mr. Creamer...LOL...amazing how we remember those names, eh?
I was a kid who did blow things up and play with fire. I set a field on fire on two separate naval bases, though the second time it wasn’t me with the matches, but a willing bystander.
The first time, when I lived in Yokosuka, Japan, I was shooting smoke bombs over a street into a field with a slingshot, because the smoke trails looked really cool. Didn’t occur the dang thing would light the grass on fire, but...I wasn’t the sharpest knife in the drawer at the age of ten.