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Teen arrested in exploding water bottle experiment will return to regular high school next year


There’s more good news for a Florida teen arrested in an exploding water bottle incident.

Kiera Wilmot, 16, was arrested in April and sent to an alternative school after she mixed household products in a water bottle, causing a small explosion on the grounds of Bartow High School. The felony charges were dropped last month, and now Wilmot’s lawyer says the youth will be allowed to return to Bartow in the fall, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

Wilmot, who has served a 10-day suspension, says she is eager to return to Bartow, the story reports. She says she brought the water bottle and products to school to show a science teacher for a possible class project. She says friends coaxed her into mixing the items, however, before the school day began.

Wilmot’s lawyer, Larry Hardaway, says his next project is to get Wilmot’s arrest record expunged.

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