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originally posted by: Wrabbit2000
Jesus America, what's next? Background checks just to be admitted to attend a chemistry class??? At one time this would have won awards. Now it brings charges. We've so badly lost our way and now treat true science, done in the spirit and intent of science as criminal action because OTHERS see entirely different potentials within a thing.
Perhaps OTHERS who seem to think that inside every American is a terrorist, trying to get out...need help. Perhaps professional help in a clinical setting, far far from populated areas and the stress of the world.
originally posted by: TrueBrit
A pox, and a thousand curses upon every individual who processed paperwork, carried it, posted it, and against every agency which has had a hand in this young ladies harassment by the state. Its a bloody travesty, and everyone acting against her should be ashamed of themselves.
“When I put the aluminum foil into the bottle, the lid popped off an a little bit of smoke climbed out of the bottle,” Kiera described.
originally posted by: CZ75P01
a reply to: Hoosierdaddy71
I think, AT MOST, she should be punished by the school for her irresponsibility and for unintentionally putting students at a fire risk.
Despite the principal conceding that it was obvious that Wilmot meant no harm, she was expelled anyway.
Wilmot was punished to send a message to other students that their zero tolerance policies were to be enforced, whether the situation makes sense or not.
originally posted by: sheepslayer247
They are similar to dry ice bombs. Might not create a fireball, but there is enough force to hurt people.
That's not a valid science experiment that's just causing trouble under the guise of "science"
originally posted by: Guyfriday
a reply to: LadyGreenEyes
How was this valid? She never talked to the teacher about what she was doing. In fact according to the report from the Huffington Post, She never talk to the teacher at all. Instead she just did what her friends told her to do.
That's not a valid science experiment that's just causing trouble under the guise of "science". If she had gone to the teacher, then I think this whole affair would have been different.
I think too many people are focusing on the "Honor Student" label and the term "Science Experiment" rather than looking at what she actually did (as in bring a chemical device to a public school, and then engaging the detonation cycle). We can all say that this poor girl didn't know any better, but look people she should have done research into what she was doing rather then "just listening" to her friends.