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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 7 years ago

A 16 year old was just charged with a felony for a science project mistake. What are your thoughts?

http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/16-year-ol...

This reminds me of the time we learned to make gun cotton, (a simple high explosive,) in advanced chemistry class. We ended up making a large explosive device with it, taking it out behind the school, and creating a basketball-sized crater. The repercussions? Everyone involved got an A on the project.

This is ridiculous.

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  • Ted
    Lv 7
    7 years ago
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    Liberal legislation has led to kindergarten children being banned from school for chewing poptarts into the shape of a gun.

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  • 7 years ago

    She should be awarded for perfectly demonstrating the scientific process. Many think that science is defined by success, but in reality, it is just as much about failure. By creating this ultimately flawed experiment and testing her audience with its affects, she has eliminated a possibility about how to meet her goals the correct way. Since she had no ill intent, there is no need to punish her for a miscalculation.

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  • 7 years ago

    Asinine.

    You'd think we'd encourage scientific curiosity.

    We tried to light off a class tube filled with hydrogen that we created during a course experiment...we left it open too long and the gas escaped before anyone got the lighter turned on.....we didn't get in trouble....we got caught, and told by the teacher to ask before we did 'other' experiments so he could ensure we took the proper safety precautions...(good thinking since we could have blasted glass into our faces...even with our goggles on that isn't good)

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  • 7 years ago

    Holy F*cking Sh*t.

    Dude, everyone in school shoots off Bottle caps. You take the bottle, half full of air, twist it, then flick the cap around till it comes off (you screw it on half way in the first place)

    Now the police are going to arrest me too! I told everyone how to make a weapon!

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  • 7 years ago

    The result of demanding zero tolerance.

    Odd how people claim this is liberals or beign PC, when it's the local school boards.

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  • Mahi
    Lv 5
    6 years ago

    Laundry Mat on 53rd street

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  • John
    Lv 4
    7 years ago

    Next up: boy gets arrested for possession of a sharp pencil

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    I agree with you. She is a top student with no record or history of any wrong doing, she didn't damage any property or hurt anyone, and her teachers and her principal are all standing behind her. Sounds like the district office and the police dept are grossly overreacting.

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  • 7 years ago

    That society is going crazy

    Hope this helps

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