That turned out unexpectedly well.
We previously reported on the story of Florida high school student Kiera Wilmot. She was expelled from school and was meant to be brought up on criminal charges after producing a chemical reaction on school property. Wilmot was an exemplary student with no behavioral issues, and although no one was injured in the experiment, under the school’s code of conduct she was expelled and set to be charged with possession and discharge of a weapon and discharging a destructive device, a felony.
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.