Florida School Responds to Criticism for Expelling Student Over Science Project: "There Are Consequences to Actions"
Update: Bartow police have sent the incident report from Wilmot's arrest that makes it clear she was mixing toilet cleaner and aluminum foil for her experiment. According to an officer, an assistant principal heard an explosion near a gazebo on the school grounds and found Wilmot near a plastic bottle.
Wilmot told him a friend had told her to mix the two substances, but that she "thought it would just cause some smoke." She told the school official she wasn't trying to hurt anyone or disrupt school, but was simply "conducting a science fair experiment."
The assistant principal called police after talking to Wilmot's science teacher and determining he didn't know about the experiment.
Here's the arrest report:
And here's a video of some typical "explosions" caused by aluminum foil mixed with Drano-like substances: