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Bump 05-01-2013 05:40 PM

The criminalization of our children continues
 
Arrested, expelled and who knows what's gonna happen to her. But chances are, her life is ruined. Why? A science experiment with a water bottle and the cap blew off.

But she's just an unimportant person, not of any rich family or anything so who cares, right?

http://www.alternet.org/civil-libert...roject-mistake

What's gonna happen when YOUR kid makes a mistake?


May 1, 2013 |



A Florida teen with an exemplary record is facing federal charges after conducting what a classmate calls “a science project gone bad.”

16-year-old Kiera Wilmot is accused of mixing housing chemicals in a small water bottle at Bartow High School, causing the cap to fly off and produce a bit of smoke. The experiment was conducted outdoors, no property was damaged, and no one was injured.

Not long after Wilmot’s experiment, authorities arrested her and charged her with “possession/discharge of a weapon on school property and discharging a destructive device,” according to WTSP-TV. The school district proceeded to expel Wilmot for handling the “dangerous weapon,” also known as a water bottle. She will have to complete her high school education through an expulsion program.

Friends and staffers, including the school principal, came to Wilmot’s defense, telling media that authorities arrested an upstanding student who meant no harm.

"She is a good kid," principal Ron Richard told WTSP-TV. "She has never been in trouble before. Ever."

"She just wanted to see what happened to those chemicals in the bottle," a classmate added. "Now, look what happened."

Polk County Schools stands by its decision to expel Wilmot, asserting in a statement, “there are consequences to actions,” and calling Wilmot’s experiment a “serious breach of conduct.”

Donger 05-01-2013 05:48 PM

I'm with you, Bump. Silliness.

Shogun 05-01-2013 05:51 PM

What a bunch of horseshit

Consistent1 05-01-2013 05:51 PM

2 liter bottle mobile meth lab?

Fish 05-01-2013 05:51 PM

Kid was trying to learn some science, and gets arrested.

What a bunch of shit....

Ceej 05-01-2013 05:52 PM

Wait, what?

This thread ISN'T about marijuana?

Lumpy 05-01-2013 05:52 PM

http://pictures.hatsrack.com/TV,%20G...ic/florida.gif

Donger 05-01-2013 05:52 PM

I suppose the school would classify this as a WMD?

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Bump 05-01-2013 05:55 PM

I actually recall my 9th grade science teach doing a similar experiment. He did something where the cap of a 2 liter bottle blew off into the ceiling.

Now he would be put on death row for that.

Shogun 05-01-2013 05:59 PM

My small gas engines teacher in high school dropped a lit cigarette into a puddle of gasoline just to show us that it wouldn't catch on fire and explode like in the movies.

Donger 05-01-2013 06:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bump (Post 9649940)
I actually recall my 9th grade science teach doing a similar experiment. He did something where the cap of a 2 liter bottle blew off into the ceiling.

Now he would be put on death row for that.

Let's get too dramatic. I'll bet that this girl's punishment is drastically reduced.

Bwana 05-01-2013 06:05 PM

Heh, that is about as mild as it gets. You should have seen the things we made after school. We made things that went BOOM, not pop. Great for fishing!

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/.a/6...f211023970c-pi

Consistent1 05-01-2013 06:06 PM

If it is a federal felony charge, it is possible there is more to that story.

Bump 05-01-2013 06:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bwana (Post 9649978)
Heh, that is about as mild as it gets. You should have seen the things we made after school. We made things that went BOOM, not pop. Great for fishing!

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/.a/6...f211023970c-pi

ya one kid at my high school lost his fingers on one hand by making a little bomb like a dumbass. He never got sentenced to prison for it though.

CrazyPhuD 05-01-2013 06:06 PM

WTF happened to the days when kids could make nuclear bombs as science fair projects!!! :cuss:

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