Wilmot has been described as an exemplary student and a wonderful young
woman. Why is it then that an experiment gone wrong is being dealt with
by the police and school as a felony offense? According to the Miami
"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."
The principal has said that that he doesn't believe she had any
malicious intentions. Yet she now faces two felony charges as an adult.
These include making, possessing or discharging a destructive device and with possessing or discharging weapons on school grounds! I've learned that the charges have not yet been filed and
this means that Florida State Attorney Jerry Hill and Assistant State
Attorney Tammy Glotfelty have an opportunity to the right thing, use
common sense, and drop these charges against Kiera.
Please sign this petition to challenge any decision to so
drastically charge this young woman for something that was a simple
mistake. Her life should not be turned upside down, her future crushed,
because someone wants to make a statement. There was no criminal
activity here - she does not deserve to be punished like this. Help
Kiera find real justice!