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

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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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She's well on her way to a very successful career in EOD...

 

"The Hurt Locker"

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After reading the article, it sounds like an honor student version if "Hey Yall Watch This". Doing a science experiment on school grounds is iffy but this makes it more so:

 

The aluminum foil and drain cleaner reaction is a go-to science experiment. The problem seems to be that she wasn't doing the experiment under controlled safety conditions, as in class or with her teachers. In the police report, Wilmot claimed it was in preparation for the science fair, but supposedly the science teachers said there was no upcoming science fair, according to ABC Action News. And the experiment was also done on school grounds (it was outdoors).

 

If this is indeed the case, then there's really no excuse for doing it at school - someone could have been hurt and the school been liable for it. Think about it from an administration perspective and having to deal with other parents, maybe one or two whose kids got punished for doing this inside a building when the rules have no differentiation. Or they were white/hispanic/asian kids. It's probably about that more than an exploding soda bottle.

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Not a science fair.....not preparing for a science fair....not under teacher supervision in the chemistry lab.

 

This girl basically built a small bomb and set it off in the school courtyard.

 

Someone could have gotten seriously injured....she got what she deserved.

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Not a science fair.....not preparing for a science fair....not under teacher supervision in the chemistry lab.

Correct

 

This girl basically built a small bomb and set it off in the school courtyard.

Incorrect

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Not a science fair.....not preparing for a science fair....not under teacher supervision in the chemistry lab.

This girl basically built a small bomb and set it off in the school courtyard.

Someone could have gotten seriously injured....she got what she deserved.

lol

This "bomb" is roughly as dangerous as a balloon that is being popped. air trapped inside escapes. Please explain your stance that someone could have been seriously injured.

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Correct

 

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Incorrect...and also incorrect

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lol

This "bomb" is roughly as dangerous as a balloon that is being popped. air trapped inside escapes. Please explain your stance that someone could have been seriously injured.

 

Drain cleaner chemicals being exploded into the air.

 

You may not see this as a big deal.  But, the schools have very strict rules on bringing chemicals and making an explosive device (and yes thisis an explosive device) on campus.

 

She knew the rules and broke them....don't feel sorry for her. 

 

Personal accountability....oh wait, that is something that most on here don't understand or believe in.

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Drain cleaner chemicals being exploded into the air.

 

You may not see this as a big deal.  But, the schools have very strict rules on bringing chemicals and making an explosive device (and yes thisis an explosive device) on campus.

 

She knew the rules and broke them....don't feel sorry for her. 

 

Personal accountability....oh wait, that is something that most on here don't understand or believe in.

No, you just like adhering to needlessly strict and unyielding bureaucracy.

This was a science experiment, done by the student without supervision or permission after school hours. To equate this to bringing a bomb to school is wrong, and to think that kicking this girl out of school is the correct move is stupid.

How are you teaching this girl a lesson by kicking her out of school? These are fuging kids, they make mistakes. You think its better to ruin a kids life based on principle rather than show no leniency to a 16 year old kid with good grades and a spotless record?

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