Originally Posted by Saul Good
So you read Bump's intro and decided that it was just a cap popping off? You really feel that you have enough information to criticize the school and police based on the little sliver of information you've been provided?
A student mixed chemicals at a school (on her own, mind you...this wasn't in a science lab under instruction of a certified science teacher) in an attempt to create a chemical gas. It exploded.
That is what we know.
What the school and authorities know is how big the explosion was and what the chemicals were. If we're talking about baking soda and vinegar...she shouldn't be arrested. If we're talking about ammonia and bleach...which will create "smoke", by the way...it's a different story. Given the fact that the authorities are privy to this incredibly important detail while the biased source omitted it, I'm going to take a wait-and-see approach before grabbing my pitchfork.
So I see you already addressed this while I was writing my post.
You are cautioning others to not jump to conclusions about what happened, while you are still calling it an explosion, even though that particular word is never mentioned in the article.