great recap of some of the terrific education reform going on in the sunshine state.
At 7 a.m. Monday morning, it was one of those quiet April days that reminds you that Florida is God's waiting room. The smell of citrus and orange blossom was in the air as 16 year old high school student Kiera Wilmot skulked towards Bartow High School. Unbeknownst to her classmates, the 16 year old terrorist in training was packing household chemicals and an 8 ounce plastic bottle. The label may have said "water", but it could have just as easily read, "death to America." When she arrived on campus, Miss Wimot wasted no time in mixing the household chemicals together in her bottle of death and putting the cap back on. Investigators later recalled, "the reaction caused a small explosion that caused the top to pop up and produced some smoke."
Police wasted no time in hustling Miss Wilmot to an undisclosed location where charged with possession/discharge of a weapon on school grounds and
discharging a destructive device. She will be tried as an adult.
I for one do not approve of trying Miss Wilmot for this offense. It seems that when dealing with terrorists, our criminal justice system falls far short. What is to stop her from lawyering up before we find out if there was anybody else involved in her plot and why she hates our way of life so much. Surely, Guantanamo Bay is where this girl belongs.
There is no room for this kind of experimentation in school. If students wish to learn science, there are approved text books for doing just that. Nobody has ever been arrested for taking a standardized test in science---administering, sure, but not taking.
There is no telling where this kind of behavior could end. Chemistry is a gateway science. If this girl is not incarcerated, next year she could be stealing neighborhood pets to direct before she ultimately destroys us all by creating a black hole in the middle of Florida. I applaud the Bartow authorities for their quick and decisive action that no doubt saved countless lives.