Fifth Grade Student Arrested for Science Experiment Blogs for the ACLU

Kiera Wilmot, the Florida fifth grade student who was recently arrested and suspended for doing a high school science experiment, demonstrates the use of severe discipline policies that perpetuate the ‘school-to-prison-pipeline.’┬áThe young scientist wrote a blog for the ACLU about how her and her family have been affected by the school’s harsh discipline policies.

Read an excerpt below:

“I don’t think police should have been involved because I’m a good student for one. And two, it was a big deal, but it wasn’t like people were hurt and the school was in shatters. I was very relieved they were dropping the charges. It means I can actually do something with my life. I was afraid this would be on my criminal record. I want to go to college and get a degree in technology design and engineering. I want a career building robots that can do tasks like surgeries or driving cars. Read More…

 

 

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