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Sanity Prevails: Charges Dropped in Teen ‘Science Experiment’ Bomb Case

Well, this is a relief. Earlier this month, The College Fix reported on the case of a Florida student who was facing felony charges for what school officials described as a science experiment gone bad.

On 7 a.m. on Monday, the 16 year-old mixed some common household chemicals in a small 8 oz water bottle on the grounds of Bartow High School in Bartow, Florida. The reaction caused a small explosion that caused the top to pop up and produced some smoke. No one was hurt and no damage was caused…

“She made a bad choice. Honestly, I don’t think she meant to ever hurt anyone,” principal Ron Pritchard told the station. “She wanted to see what would happen [when the chemicals mixed] and was shocked by what it did. Her mother is shocked, too.”

Today, we are happy to report that sanity, in this case, seems to have prevailed.

Even her school principal admitted that it merely sounded like a firecracker.

However, she found herself expelled from school and arrested for felonious possession/discharge of a dangerous weapon.

It emerged that the same D.A who charged her had, two days previously, decided not to charge a 13-year-old who shot dead his 10-year-old brother.

However, now there is some good news. Or, at least, sane news. The criminal charges have been dropped. She will not have to live her life as a felon.

So the same D.A. who charged this girl, who had a perfect behavioral record prior to the incident, with a felony, didn’t charge another kid for shooting someone but still had to charge this girl? Bizarre!

Well, we’re glad the case seems to have come to a happy ending and everyone can go on with their lives!

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