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No Charges Against Kiera Wilmot

No Charges Against Kiera Wilmot

BARTOW, Fla. (970 WFLA)- The Polk County State Attorney says prosecutors have decided to drop felony charges against Kiera Wilmot

The 16-year-old Bartow High School student got into trouble when a plastic bottle filled with household cleaners caused a small explosion and  blast off the bottle cap, but not injuring anyone on campus.  Wilmot said it was part of a science project.

The straight-A student was facing felony criminal explosives charges and expulsion.  She still must take part in a diversion program.

Wilmot was the subject of an online campaign protesting her arrest, even prompting former Florida governor Jeb Bush to sign an online petition supporting her.

 

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