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


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Posted 05 May 2013 - 07:31 PM

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

 

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 07:19 AM

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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Posted 06 May 2013 - 09:06 AM

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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Posted 06 May 2013 - 10:50 AM

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

 

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

Incorrect...and also incorrect

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 11:22 AM

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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Posted 06 May 2013 - 12:14 PM

Correct
 
Incorrect

 
Incorrect...and also incorrect

 

It was still an explosive device.  Bet she should would have been expelled if she had set off firecrackers on campus too.

 

She knew what she was doing was agaisnt school policy.  Don't adhere to the rules, suffer the punishment.



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Posted 06 May 2013 - 12:16 PM

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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Posted 06 May 2013 - 12:31 PM

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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Posted 06 May 2013 - 12:33 PM

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?

There was no science fair....nor was she preparing for one.

 

She thought it was cool and was showing other kids how to do it.

 

She knew it was wrong and got smacked.

 

The charges will be dropped, but she will remember that rules and laws are there for a reason....they are to be followed or you suffer the punishment.

 

Something that most of you degenerates don't comprehend.



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Posted 06 May 2013 - 12:39 PM

There was no science fair....nor was she preparing for one.
 
She thought it was cool and was showing other kids how to do it.
 
She knew it was wrong and got smacked.
 
The charges will be dropped, but she will remember that rules and laws are there for a reason....they are to be followed or you suffer the punishment.
 
Something that most of you degenerates don't comprehend.


Oh, how nice, you insult anyone who disagrees with you. Congrats, you have the mentality of an 8 year old

Obviously you punish the kid. Suspend her from school a couple days, maybe call in the cops and talk about how serious this is. But you dont kick her out of school and have her arrested. Shes 16 and was showing her friends a cool science experiment, not trying to blow up the fuging school

Have you ever been around kids? They make mistakes, you cant freak the fug out if they make one mistake. This girl is not a problem child in that school, this girl is not the reason that rule was written in the first place. Hold her to these needlessly strict standards helps no one and only serves to ruin her life.

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 12:54 PM

In this day and age, in this country, ANYONE who builds a device that can be categorized and an explosive device and then detonates it on the grounds of a public school and doesn't expect to be punished severely is probably better off in the care of the penal system.

 

 

Honor student you say?  Straight As you say?  Bright future you say?

 

 

pppffffffttttttt.....

 

 

More like certifiable idiot.



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Posted 06 May 2013 - 01:07 PM

Oh, how nice, you insult anyone who disagrees with you. Congrats, you have the mentality of an 8 year old

Obviously you punish the kid. Suspend her from school a couple days, maybe call in the cops and talk about how serious this is. But you dont kick her out of school and have her arrested. Shes 16 and was showing her friends a cool science experiment, not trying to blow up the fuging school

Have you ever been around kids? They make mistakes, you cant freak the fug out if they make one mistake. This girl is not a problem child in that school, this girl is not the reason that rule was written in the first place. Hold her to these needlessly strict standards helps no one and only serves to ruin her life.

 

As I said, I fully expect the charges to be dropped and her to be allowed back to school after serving a suspension.

 

But, that being said.....there are rules that are to be followed (even if you don't like them).  If you would have asked any parent what would happen if a student did what she did, most would tell you that the person would be expelled....even if they thought the punishment would be too harsh.

 

If the school takes a stance that she is not allowed back in and the DA presses charges, then that is going to far.