By now I’m sure most of you have read about Kiera Wilmot. Just in case, here’s a refresher:
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.
Prosecutors have charged her with several felonies and are considering potentially trying her as an adult. (more here)
Ummm, NO. We will not sit idly by while a bright, well behaved young girl is vilified and demonized for being a curious student of science. Has all common sense left the school administrators and legal authorities in Florida?
This is UNACCEPTABLE.
The State Attorney handling this case is Jerry Hill. He can be reached at 863-534-4800 or email his office here.
The School District Superintendent is Dr. John Stewart. The office number is (863) 534-0521. Ask that he intervene on Kiera’s behalf and ask law enforcement to drop the charges. Ask him to re-instate Kiera in school.
There is also a petition here.
Let them know we’ve got Kiera’s back and her dreams will not be destroyed.