Sources: Yahoo News, Huffington Post, Miami New Times
quote: She was mixing some household chemicals (toilet cleaner and aluminum foil)
quote: Wilmot told him a friend had told her to mix the two substances, but that she "thought it would just cause some smoke." She told the school official she wasn't trying to hurt anyone or disrupt school, but was simply "conducting a science fair experiment." The assistant principal called police after talking to Wilmot's science teacher and determining he didn't know about the experiment.
quote: According to an officer, an assistant principal heard an explosion near a gazebo on the school grounds and found Wilmot near a plastic bottle.
quote: Is everyone here an adolescent with an extreme dislike of teachers and schools? Because the posts here nearly all have that tone, and it's embarrassing. A modicum of common sense and maturity here would go a long way. The fact that Motoman is nearly alone on this is just depressing.
quote: A teenage girl from Florida has been expelled from her high school for an accidental explosion caused by mixing chemicals together [outside] on school grounds .
quote: If you put it in an unvented container the pressure builds up till the lid pops off.
quote: There's a lot of comment going on here w/no knowledge of her intent.
quote: She did this on her own for her own enjoyment.
quote: Which begs the question - why wasn't there supervision?
quote: Tiffany strikes again. Seriously Tiffany, you suck as a journalist.
quote: She needs supervision to do science?
quote: Does it matter WHY she did it? She took the proper precautions and had an unexpected reaction.
quote: This should be taken as a learning experience and an opportunity to teach other children about experiment safety.
quote: We shouldn't use it as an opportunity to tell children they should stay away from playing with science because it will get you arrested.
quote: All 50 states adopted the laws in order to receive federal funding.