Who among us hasn’t — just once in our lives — put a couple of things in a test tube, a bottle, or our mouths and wondered what might happen? Occasionally, this might have difficult consequences. But rarely does someone try to arrest us for it. 16-year-old Kiera Wilmot wasn’t so lucky. This student at Bartow High School in Florida allegedly thought she’d put a couple of household chemicals in an 8-ounce water bottle, just to see the reaction. The reaction was that she was expelled and marched off in handcuffs, accused of felony possession/discharge of a dangerous weapon. According to the Ledger, Wilmot performed her experiment behind the school cafeteria. There were some kids in the vicinity. She believed that there would only be smoke and not the small explosion, which the school principal, who was standing nearby, described as sounding like a firecracker. It doesn’t appear to have been an officially sanctioned school experiment (and police reportedly wouldn’t say what the chemicals were). But there is no evidence that there was any malice in her actions. As WTSP-TV reports, Wilmot’s principal, Ron Pritchard, explained that she was notorious — for being a very nice person. Pritchard said: “She… Read full this story
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