Scientific Curiosity Can Lead to Arrest, or to Space Camp

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Every once in a while, the power of the Internet can bring the wrong-headed to their senses and even create a very happy ending. That's what happened to Kiera Wilmot, the 16 year old Florida student who was arrested and charged with discharging a weapon on school grounds when her science experiment blew the top off a plastic bottle. Jill Pantozzi from The Mary Sue has the good news story for you.

The event brought up serious issues of race as they pertain to the district and its police department and spurred a flurry of defense for 16-year-old Wilmot online, which included a petition to get the serious charges against her dropped. And we can now report they have been.

Kiera Wilmot

Read the full story in Girl Expelled for Science Experiment has Criminal Charges Dropped, is Now Going to Space Camp at The Mary Sue.

Virginia DeBolt, BlogHer Section Editor for Tech
virginia.debolt@blogher.com
Virginia blogs at Web Teacher and First 50 Words.

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