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Florida Teen Girl Charged With Felony After Science Experiment Goes Bad
Miami Times ^ | April 26, 2013 | Kyle Munzenrieder

Posted on 05/01/2013 9:12:01 AM PDT by Altariel

Kiera Wilmot got good grades and had a perfect behavior record. She wasn't the kind of kid you'd expect to find hauled away in handcuffs and expelled from school, but that's exactly what happened after an attempt at a science project went horribly wrong.

On 7 a.m. on Monday, the 16 year-old mixed some common household chemicals in a small 8 oz water bottle on the grounds of Bartow High School in Bartow, Florida. The reaction caused a small explosion that caused the top to pop up and produced some smoke. No one was hurt and no damage was caused.

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1 posted on 05/01/2013 9:12:01 AM PDT by Altariel
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To: Altariel

Nice! The teachers had NO IDEA! NONE!

My foot! They probably watched with anticipation, and when someone crapped their Underoos, they turned tail and blamed the student.


3 posted on 05/01/2013 9:14:36 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Altariel

If you mix ammonia and Clorox you are creating a WMD. Send her to SFF Hazelton.


4 posted on 05/01/2013 9:16:26 AM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz, Sen Mike Lee, and Sen Rand Paul are my adoptive Senators)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Ummmm.. except that Kira isn't white.
5 posted on 05/01/2013 9:16:33 AM PDT by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to being a liberal)
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To: rarestia

never drink diet coke and eat mentos at the same time


6 posted on 05/01/2013 9:17:00 AM PDT by molson209
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To: Bigh4u2

Ooops..

That’s kiera.. Not Kira.


7 posted on 05/01/2013 9:17:35 AM PDT by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to being a liberal)
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8 posted on 05/01/2013 9:18:13 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Altariel
The reaction caused a small explosion that caused the top to pop up and produced some smoke. No one was hurt and no damage was caused.

Oh, for God's sake!

If Peter Brady could do it.......


9 posted on 05/01/2013 9:18:32 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Altariel

Hey, hey, let’s be fair.

Her “explosion” might have interrupted the “gay pride” class going on next door, or the “love a burka” class on the other side...or even worse, interrupted the local teacher boinking a boy that was occurring in the cloakroom, or caused the school principal to lose the box top that was the key to his/her/its next “eddikation degree” advancement.

Publik Skools - Wasting your money in countless ways.


10 posted on 05/01/2013 9:18:42 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Altariel

I would be very circumspect about the source of this article.

The “NewTimes” is distributed FREE and has a decided left-wing bias.

It also is extremely friendly towards the “gender confused’ if you catch my drift.

There are regular articles that excoriate Lt. Col. Allen West in the most scurrilous manner.

At least the FT. Lauderdale version is...this one is Miami, so I could be wrong.


12 posted on 05/01/2013 9:19:24 AM PDT by left that other site ((Ban the ubiquitous and deadly solvent, Di-hydrogen monoxide!!!))
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To: Da Coyote

Its not like the public school was going to teach her about exothermic reactions.


13 posted on 05/01/2013 9:20:48 AM PDT by BlueStateMadness (Two commonly violated premises: you can save people from themselves, and the free lunch myth)
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To: Altariel

Probably vinegar and baking soda (or powder? I can never remember)


14 posted on 05/01/2013 9:20:59 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Pi$$ed off yet?)
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To: Altariel

They handcuffed her for that? Damn...I’d have gotten twenty in Sing Sing for some of the stuff I did. BTT.


15 posted on 05/01/2013 9:22:02 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Altariel

When I was in the 7th grade, we (Teacher and Kids) blew up balloons with acetylene and oxygen, used toilet paper for fuses and Exploded them in the School, outside the Metal Shop building, to demonstrate what happens if you accidentally leave the welding torch gas turned on. We also made explosives in science class to make sure us kids didn’t accidentally blow up the building. How far we have gone over the edge.


16 posted on 05/01/2013 9:22:07 AM PDT by eyeamok
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To: Altariel

There should be a zero tolerance policy for having Mentos on school grounds...


17 posted on 05/01/2013 9:22:17 AM PDT by jimmygrace
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To: Puppage
If Peter Brady could do it.......

Of course that was in the 70s, when you could by science kits in Radio Shack

18 posted on 05/01/2013 9:22:19 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Ben Carson/Rand Paul in 2016)
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I agree with “manufacturing white criminals” for the most part but this kid is black.


19 posted on 05/01/2013 9:23:08 AM PDT by albie (s)
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20 posted on 05/01/2013 9:24:20 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Altariel

Her future career in inorganic chemistry has literally went up in smoke. Her felony record will prevent her from work for any lab. If she devised a way to make crystal meth, the teachers may have given her an A++. This is how talent and innovation is squashed in public diploma mills.


21 posted on 05/01/2013 9:24:25 AM PDT by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: left that other site

I’m guessing that what is really at play here is an effort by the democrips (and their eager beaver vermin media) to cause racial chaos in Florida so the elections there can be cheated successfully, with suppressed voter turnout.


22 posted on 05/01/2013 9:25:24 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Altariel
"The reaction caused a small explosion that caused the top to pop up and produced some smoke"

She was smoking in class.

23 posted on 05/01/2013 9:28:09 AM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: MHGinTN

I don’t put anything past them, FRiend.


24 posted on 05/01/2013 9:28:38 AM PDT by left that other site ((Ban the ubiquitous and deadly solvent, Di-hydrogen monoxide!!!))
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To: I want the USA back

When I was eight my mom and dad got me a rocket for Christmas that you mixed vinegar and baking soda in to launch it. I could never figure out how to make it work, and given my propensity for being an accident prone kid, that might be a good thing...:)


25 posted on 05/01/2013 9:31:32 AM PDT by rlmorel ("We'll drink to good health for them that have it coming." Boss Spearman in Open Range)
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To: Altariel
"Respect the Chemistry!"


26 posted on 05/01/2013 9:32:22 AM PDT by ItsOurTimeNow ("This ain't no party, this ain't no disco, this ain't no foolin' around.")
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To: Altariel

I’m tempted to call this madness. I think it’s something far worse than madness. Something like having no mind at all.

This girl must be released and have her record cleaned. Plus she needs to get a written apology from the school, plus $1,000 a week for life.


27 posted on 05/01/2013 9:32:40 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Pi$$ed off yet?)
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To: I want the USA back
Probably vinegar and baking soda (or powder? I can never remember)

Baking soda. Baking powder is baking soda plus an acidic salt so it fizzes with just water.

I had a little toy submarine when I was a kid that was fueled by baking powder. It would produce a bubble of CO2 which would lift the sub to the surface, be released to the air and then sink back to the bottom until enough CO2 was produced to lift it again.

28 posted on 05/01/2013 9:33:43 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Choose one: the yellow and black flag of the Tea Party or the white flag of the Republican Party.)
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To: Billthedrill

Me too. When I lived in the Philippines as a kid, someone was trying to make “rocket fuel” and blew up the chemistry lab, blowing out the floor to ceiling plate glass windows. Whoever did it must not have been hurt badly, and the bolted, so nobody knew who did it. But there were a few suspects.

Sigh. I don’t envy being a kid today. With parents that have you on an electronic leash and wrapped securely in bubble wrap under constant surveillance, I can’t imagine them doing the things I did.


29 posted on 05/01/2013 9:35:45 AM PDT by rlmorel ("We'll drink to good health for them that have it coming." Boss Spearman in Open Range)
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To: Altariel

This country has gone freakin’ crazy.

Was the girl *intentionally* trying to scare people? Is that what the claim was? I admit not knowing all the details yet.


30 posted on 05/01/2013 9:38:09 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: I want the USA back
Probably vinegar and baking soda (or powder? I can never remember)

Soda. It foams up and you can try to clear your drains with it.

The really dangerous one is chlorine bleach plus ammonia. Emits a toxic fume. Never use bleach to clean up a basement floor full of kitty pee.

31 posted on 05/01/2013 9:45:51 AM PDT by Albion Wilde (Don't believe any rumors in Washington, DC until they are officially denied.)
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To: eyeamok
When I was in the 7th grade, we (Teacher and Kids) blew up balloons with acetylene and oxygen, used toilet paper for fuses and Exploded them in the School, outside the Metal Shop building, to demonstrate what happens if you accidentally leave the welding torch gas turned on. We also made explosives in science class to make sure us kids didn’t accidentally blow up the building. How far we have gone over the edge.

When we finally got to high school, and had real supplies to experiment with, many kids were known to make contact explosives out of iodine and other materials - don't remember the mix, never did it myself. Enough to startle folks, but not do much damage, if any at all.

32 posted on 05/01/2013 9:47:12 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS
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To: Altariel
Something seems incongruent about this story....

The article doesn't say this was done as part of a class.

So it sounds like this 16 year old girl brought household chemicals from home to mix at school. And if she did, then she probably already knew what would happen. Which means...


33 posted on 05/01/2013 9:48:52 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: dfwgator
That picture brings back some memories....

Arkansas..1960s..Grandparents house..Game of operation..no batteries..brother stuck the tweezers in the electric socket. And the nose turned red and made a pop sound. He did it two or three more times with the same results and then put the game up.
I wasn't satisfied with that so, I took it down and did it again. Blew the fuse for the whole block. Uncles had to climb the telephone pole and repair it.

Nashville late 1990's....Daughter sticks something metal in the electric socket and gets shocked. Not hurt bad, but I remember that sick feeling in my stomach and thinking, "How could I not have taught her not to do that already."

34 posted on 05/01/2013 9:55:23 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Altariel

Don’t we need to know more about the story?

Did this girl steal the components needed for this explosion? Or were they given to her for a classroom experiment?

Was it done during school time and during class?

Was the explosion in the classroom? Or did she take it outside to the playground to see how big the explosion would be?


35 posted on 05/01/2013 10:03:20 AM PDT by Alex in chains
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To: Altariel

Government schools are evil prisons.


36 posted on 05/01/2013 10:08:11 AM PDT by stinkerpot65 (Global warming is a Marxist lie.)
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To: Altariel

Free Kiera!


37 posted on 05/01/2013 10:10:27 AM PDT by popdonnelly (The right to self-defense is older than the Constitution.)
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To: Altariel

Well, if you’re old enough to buy the Morning After Pill, you’re old enough to get arrested...


38 posted on 05/01/2013 10:17:51 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Compliance with Tyranny is Treason...)
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To: Altariel

Who radicalized Kiera? Investigate!


39 posted on 05/01/2013 10:26:30 AM PDT by swamprebel (a Constitution once changed from Freedom, can never be restored.)
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To: rlmorel
Me too. When I lived in the Philippines as a kid, someone was trying to make “rocket fuel” and blew up the chemistry lab, blowing out the floor to ceiling plate glass windows. Whoever did it must not have been hurt badly, and the bolted, so nobody knew who did it. But there were a few suspects.

My brother did this in middle school science lab. He was obsessed with making model rockets and his experiment exploded. No windows were broken, though, but the science teacher did give me a strange look when reading my name off the roster a few years later on the first day of science class. Are you related to *** ***** he asked, white faced. He likely did not realize there were more of us still to come from that crazy family.

For the record, I did not blow anything up- but my lab partner and I did make beer as our year-end project.

40 posted on 05/01/2013 10:44:02 AM PDT by Red Boots
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That is NOT AN EXPLOSION. That was a chemical reaction that produced some extra gas and smoke. An explosion has a burn rate fast than the speed of sound.


41 posted on 05/01/2013 10:44:09 AM PDT by taxcontrol
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Update: Riptide spoke to the Polk County School District about why they felt expulsion was a fair punishment for Wilmot. Their response: kids should learn that "there are consequences to their actions." School officials had nothing else to add because they were busy handing out condoms and morning-after pills.
42 posted on 05/01/2013 10:54:01 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: Altariel
A$$Holes, no wonder we have to pay the Russians millions to get a ride to the 'International' Space Station.


43 posted on 05/01/2013 10:55:31 AM PDT by Errant
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To: Bigh4u2

Yeah , she’s got “Mad Bomber” written all over her.


44 posted on 05/01/2013 11:19:58 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: Bigh4u2
... Kira isn't white.

And the comments on the site naturally assume racism because the kid was held accountable. I'd say "go, and sin no more" to a good kid who did something stupid but didn't get anyone hurt.

45 posted on 05/01/2013 1:14:42 PM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Altariel

Heck, I remember we built a volcano in grade school out of paper mache’. Painted it ,etc.
Stoked it with potassium permanganate and glycerin. Impressive.


46 posted on 05/01/2013 2:22:04 PM PDT by Vinnie
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To: DannyTN

This wouldn’t have happened if we had tariffs.


47 posted on 05/01/2013 2:25:31 PM PDT by Fledermaus (I'm done with the GOP. Let them wither and die. We need to start over.)
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To: KarlInOhio

Yeah, but it was always upside down! lol


48 posted on 05/01/2013 2:26:37 PM PDT by Fledermaus (I'm done with the GOP. Let them wither and die. We need to start over.)
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To: Errant

Yep.


49 posted on 05/01/2013 2:28:54 PM PDT by Fledermaus (I'm done with the GOP. Let them wither and die. We need to start over.)
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To: Red Boots

Hahahahahaha...I came from a family of six, and had the same issue. My brother made life hard for one teacher, and when I had him the next year, he made it tough for me.

Mr. Creamer...LOL...amazing how we remember those names, eh?

I was a kid who did blow things up and play with fire. I set a field on fire on two separate naval bases, though the second time it wasn’t me with the matches, but a willing bystander.

The first time, when I lived in Yokosuka, Japan, I was shooting smoke bombs over a street into a field with a slingshot, because the smoke trails looked really cool. Didn’t occur the dang thing would light the grass on fire, but...I wasn’t the sharpest knife in the drawer at the age of ten.


50 posted on 05/01/2013 2:45:02 PM PDT by rlmorel ("We'll drink to good health for them that have it coming." Boss Spearman in Open Range)
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