Kiera Wilmot’s combination of household products–aluminum foil and drain cleaner– on school grounds ended with smoke and a small explosion, but no injuries. Wilmot, who was described by her principal as a “good kid”, was still handcuffed and taken to jail.
“She made a bad choice. Honestly, I don’t think she meant to ever hurt anyone,” principal Ron Pritchard told a local news station shortly after Wilmot’s arrest. “She wanted to see what would happen [when the chemicals mixed] and was shocked by what it did. Her mother is shocked, too.”
After Wilmot was taken away by a school resource officer, she was charged with discharging a weapon on school grounds and discharging a destructive device, both of which are felonies.
Wilmot’s lawyer, Larry Hardaway, previously told Business Insider that he was working to get the charges dropped. Today the state attorney’s office decided not to charge Wilmot with any crimes.