As an honor student, she wanted to do something impressive, so she looked around for something more advanced.
After putting two ounces of toilet bowl cleaner into a container, she dropped in a ball of aluminum foil, and covered it when—pff! The lid popped off and smoke started pouring out.
Not one to get in trouble for anything, Kiera felt pretty nervous as she was called into the principal’s office.
But little did she know just how serious her punishment would be.
For her botched chemistry experiment she was charged with possession of a weapon and the assembling of a bomb on campus.
So that day, rather than leaving the office with demerits, she was escorted out in handcuffs.
The charges were dropped after outrage from the community, but Kiera’s humiliation and criminal record remained.
Put into a center for kids that have been kicked out of school, her whole education was thrown off track. No more cello lessons, no more German classes, and no more dignity when entering the classroom.
Once an aspiring scientist, do you think she will ever try an experiment without thinking of how the handcuffs cut into her wrists?