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16-Year-Old Florida Honor Student Charged With Two Felonies For Doing A Science Experiment

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http://www.businessinsider.com/kiera-wilmot-arrested-for-science-explosion-2013-5

 

 

No one was hurt by the "explosion," but later that day Wilmot was handcuffed, arrested, and expelled from school. According to the police report, she has been charged with two felonies: "possession/discharge of a weapon on school grounds" and "discharging a destructive device."

 




 

 

Laws and school rules like these are brutal and I hope that she gets off. But I have heard similar stories where an aggressive DA starts relating it to terrorism and wants to uphold the felony. 

 

I worry that my boys, who are angels, will do something that kids do and end up with a police record.

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Zero tolerance laws are stupid.

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Wow I cant understand how the administrators of that school can live with themselves.  They are literally punishing this girl for taking the initiative to further her own education, pretty much the opposite of how the education system should work

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she should put this on her CV in an application to MIT
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Really weird to me how high school kids get slammed, cuffed, charged, and treated like terrorist more than terrorists do...man trying to ignite his shoe on a plane...fort hood, dark knight shooting....all seem to just sit in jail and wait for a trial instead of being charged with tons of stuff and treated like a horrible criminal.

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So she built a bomb at school and so ehow she's the victim? She was an a+ student per the article. She knew better

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So she built a bomb at school and so ehow she's the victim? She was an a+ student per the article. She knew better

 

LOL.  You are an idiot.  It doesn't surprise me this happened in Florida either.  That place is a dump and needs to fall into the ocean.  Few things are worse than being young and black in Florida.  I'm not sure how the school admins can allow exaggerated felony charges to be pinned on a promising young student, but I doubt they even actually care.  Just another statistic; just another hoodrat off the streets.  That's probably what they think. 

 

Zero tolerance laws are essentially designed to keep prisons filled with a steady influx of bodies (mostly underprivileged children) so that the overlords who run the prison system that was privatized by idiots masquerading as thinking men can keep making money hand over fist.

 

This has nothing to do with school safety.

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she deserved some kind of reprimand of some form for what she did, but the idea that she deserves what she got is insane.  way too big a punishment for the 'crime.'

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 Few things are worse than being young and black in Florida.

 

I grew up in Florida with tons of black friends who mostly all went on to college and are doing very well for themselves. Long time huddler Buddha Jones being one of them.

 

Maybe you are the idiot?

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I have a friend here in Cali who's teen son did the same thing as a prank in the courtyard at school.

Same expulsion and prosecution result. 

 

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Man thats harsh. I have destroyed my Halloween pumpkins with similar "bombs" through the years.
I guess I need to stop before my kids figure out how to do it and try it at school.

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