Skip to comments.(Florida) Teen Girl Expelled, Charged With a Felony After Science Experiment Goes Awry
Posted on 05/02/2013 9:48:34 AM PDT by Zakeet
Science experiments don't always go the way they are intended. This, a 16-year-old Florida teenager knows all too well.
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.
Honestly, I don't think she meant to ever hurt anyone, Principal Ron Pritchard told a Tampa Bay television station. She wanted to see what would happen [when the chemicals mixed] and was shocked by what it did. Her mother is shocked too.
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.
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When we say zero, we mean zero!
She should have screamed “Ala Akbar” when it blew. Then she would be inoculated from trouble.
Vingegar & soda?
Did she do this in a science lab, with a teacher present? Was this part of some kind of assignment? Or was she in the hall, in the bathroom, or behind the bleachers?
Vinegar and baking soda? That'll make a mess and pop the cap off.
Ammonium nitrate and water? well, that's a little more ambitious.
And, while we're at it, LET'S PLAY THE RACE CARD: The policies are particularly pernicious for African Americans and other young people of color as research shows these groups are disproportionately targeted by zero-tolerance policies and subject to harsher treatment once involved in the criminal justice system.
Mentos and Sprite?.......
Must punish anyone with the slightest interest in learning, especially chemistry.
My kids are going to private school. Zero tolerance is a big reason. Police involvement and making felons out of people is another reason. That’s besides the leftism.
being in Florida, "Zimmerman" might be a good term, too..
Although, I guarantee the numbnuts at the school are totally off the wall, I still want all of the facts.
No one had better complain, though. Florida now is creating their database of anyone that criticizes the government.
household chemicals? ... vinegar & soda?
According to Fox News, she mixed toilet bowl cleaner and pieces of aluminum foil in a tiny water bottle.
***This week, Kiera Wilmot went to school and mixed some household chemicals in a tiny 8-ounce water bottle.***
Lemme guess! Vinegar and baking soda!
BAM! automatic felony, loose all gun rights forever!
BEAT ME TO IT!-AGAIN!
My science project in Jr High was a volcano. It contained about 3 pounds of a potassium nitrate, sulfur, sugar concoction. When I lit it the wind first took the smoke into the cafeteria during one of the lunch periods. No air conditioning back then. Then the wind shifted and it gassed all the office employees that came out to watch.
I got an A for gassing the school so well.
Thanks, I won’t try it. But I did more stupid things as a kid.
But as a Kid, I was not as stupid as the “Educators” who establish “zero tolerance” rules. (Zero Tolerance = Zero Brains)
Anything like mixing toilet bowl cleaner and vinegar?
That will kill you!
Bleach and Vinegar yield poisonous Chlorine gas.
Something even worse is Bleach and a lot of Ammonia. It yields poisonous Chloramine gas plus poisonous and potentially explosive Hydrazine (rocket fuel).
There is nothing funny about being stupidly lethal. You could kill a room full of kids pretty quick.
Yes, but my guess was wrong.
hee hee hee
...and I think it really stinks that Zero is constantly being insulted by calling Obummer by his name...he's MUCH smarter and more competent than Obummer.
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