A high school student messes around with toilet cleaner and aluminum foil on school premises, but not as part of a class, and creates a small explosion. She was expelled and is to be charged with a felony. Not knowing all the circumstances or what her intent was, it's easy to say let her let the criminal justice system decide her future. I say give her the benefit of the doubt that she had no intent to cause harm, let her off with a warning, and revoke her expulsion. Don't ruin a young life because of a misguided experiment.
Sixteen-year-old Kiera Wilmot’s curiosity was apparently piqued when a friend told her that if you mixed hydrochloric acid and aluminum, an exciting reaction happened. So she did what countless amateur chemists before her have done: She went ahead and tried it. She mixed toilet bowl cleaner—essentially colored hydrochloric acid—and balls of aluminum foil in a small water bottle. The top of the bottle blew off with a satisfying bang, and there was even a puff of smoke.
....She was expelled from school and now faces felony charges.