16-Year-Old Girl Arrested and Charged With a Felony For Science Project Mistake

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No one was hurt. Nothing was damaged. The criminalization of school kids has gone too far.

By Steven HsiehAlternet.org

A Florida teen with an exemplary record is facing federal charges after conducting what a classmate calls “a science project gone bad.”

16-year-old Kiera Wilmot is accused of mixing housing chemicals in a small water bottle at Bartow High School, causing the cap to fly off and produce a bit of smoke. The experiment was conducted outdoors, no property was damaged, and no one was injured.