Drop charges against Kiera Wilmot
  • Petitioned Jerry Hill

This petition was delivered to:

State Attorney
Jerry Hill

Drop charges against Kiera Wilmot

    1. Maggie Gilman
    2. Petition by

      Maggie Gilman

      Corbett, OR

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May 2013

Victory

After more than 194,000 people signed Maggie Gillman's petition to have all charges against high-school student Kiera Wilmot dropped, prosecutors have just announced that they will not file any charges against Kiera! Kiera was arrested and faced two felony charges after conducting a science experiment at school without permission.

Yeah!  Kiera will not face criminal charges!!!  Well done everyone and congratulations to Kiera and the Wilmot family - Best of luck with school district proceedings!  We are all rooting for you!

 

http://feministing.com/2013/05/01/the-effects-of-unchecked-criminalization-teen-charged-with-felony-for-science-experiment/

Recent signatures

    Supporters

    @HomerHickam

    May 13, 2013

    We are pleased to step up for #KeiraWilmot & hope she enjoys #SpaceCamp #SpaceAcademy! http://t.co/SUWIBp4fN3

    Homer Hickam
    2.52k followers

    @baratunde

    May 12, 2013

    Chemistry Isn't Criminal: Reinstate Kiera Wilmot to Bartow High School! http://t.co/fn5hUexjXt #science #justice #commonsense

    Baratunde
    140k followers

    @adv_project

    May 09, 2013

    Surprised at #Kiera Wilmot’s situation? Just another bad result of #ZeroTolerance. #justiceforkiera #school2prison http://t.co/rgdLahS4oE

    Advancement Project
    3.44k followers

    @GOOD

    May 05, 2013

    Sign the petition demanding that charges be dropped against science-experimenting Florida teen Kiera Wilmot http://t.co/IeL7BGD0dB

    GOOD
    865k followers

    @DrJudyStone

    May 01, 2013

    I just signed petition re #KieraWilmot http://t.co/Ozq8E1fEkl @DrGlitterbear: @DNLee5. Hope others will, too.

    Judy Stone
    2.51k followers

    @mollycrabapple

    May 01, 2013

    A smart, promising girl in high school is charged as a bomber for screwing up a science experiment- http://t.co/FdpdTzkQ7e

    mollycrabapple
    25.8k followers

    @ShipLives

    May 01, 2013

    Kids should not be charged w/ crimes for unwitting science experiment accidents. Period. http://t.co/WkR2lRCSEM via @change

    Matt Shipman
    1.96k followers

    @DNLee5

    May 01, 2013

    Mistakes happen in science & life. Helping teens bounce back from them is what adults should do. #KieraWilmot http://t.co/yHRuRdn3nd

    DNLee
    4.13k followers

    Reasons for signing

    • Goward Horton II LOS ANGELES, CA
      • 8 months ago

      THANK YOU JESUS SO MANY OF OUR YOUNG BLACK PEOPLE GET SHAFTED THANK YOU GOD FOR SETTING HER FREE THANK YOU LORD FOR GIVING PEOPLE A CONSCIOUS. However, real victory is when people aren't so racist that they have to have all these signatures before they won't hang an innocent girl just because of the color of her skin.

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    • Tokunbo A. S.F., UNITED STATES
      • 8 months ago
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    • Lisa Smith MANASSAS, VA
      • about 1 year ago

      Because y'all are not fair!! She did nothing wrong!!

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    • taylor mccoy OPELOUSAS, LA
      • about 1 year ago

      I think that it dosent make sense for charging her it wasnt a mistake she didnt kill noone nd she didnt intensionsly do it to harm someone

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    • Kiki Rolland LITHONIA, GA
      • about 1 year ago

      The felonies are too much of a punishment. Complete bull shit.

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