Fla. Teen Not Yet Expelled For Alleged Explosion

BARTOW, Fla. (AP) — The Polk County School Board hasn’t come to any decisions about a Bartow High School student who is accused of igniting a chemical explosion on school property.

The Lakeland Ledger (http://bit.ly/19teyKm) reports school district attorney Wes Bridges said Tuesday that Kiera Wilmot hasn’t been expelled and that her case now will go before a School Board hearing officer once the criminal proceedings are completed.

The teen’s arrest launched an international outcry on social media by those who think authorities are taking a heavy hand in her case. More than 194,000 people have signed an online petition protesting the arrest.

A lawyer representing the 16-year-old Kiera says she was conducting an experiment for a science class. Her teacher wasn’t aware of the experiment.

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