16-Year-Old Charged with Felony for ‘Science Experiment’

Critics wonder if a white student would have been charged with two felonies for a harmless experiment

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be newsA 16-year-old girl in Lakeland, Florida was arrested and charged with two felonies for what she described as a “science experiment” gone wrong, Huffington Post reports.

Kiera Wilmot, a Bartow High School student, allegedly detonated a water bottle filled with a concoction of common household chemicals  – toilet bowl cleaner and aluminum foil.

The experiment created a small explosion that caused the bottle’s top to pop off and smoke. But no one was hurt and no property was damaged. Wilmot was charged with possession/discharge of a weapon on school property and discharging a destructive device.

Some writers have insinuated that Wilmot would not have been charged if she had been white and not black.

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