Kiera’s charges have been dismissed, but she hasn’t gotten back in normal classes yet!
If you haven’t heard of Kiera Wilmot, she is the 16-year-old with good grades, a perfect behavior record and a healthy amount of scientific curiosity who was arrested at Bartow High in Florida for mixing drain cleaner and aluminum foil inside a plastic bottle. This reaction popped the top off and produced some smoke. No one was injured, nothing was damaged, but Kiera was arrested and is now taking classes at an alternative school.
If you have heard of Kiera Wilmot and you were one of the thousands of people that have been letting Polk County that you didn’t agree with the actions taken and that we want #justiceforkiera, and signing our petition and organizational petition then we thank you for lending your hearts and your power with this young lady.
Kiera was on Roland Martin’s radio show and finally got the chance to speak for herself about the situation.
Kiera had this to say about her current placement at Bill Duncan Opportunity Center,
“It’s just so different there… I’m hoping to go back to Bartow High School for my Senior year but that hasn’t been resolved yet.”
Kiera needs OUR help to get her back to Bartow High to finish off her school year the way she is supposed to and attend Bartow High for her Senior year.
On Thursday, May 23rd, we’re having a National Call-In to SuperIntendent’s Office to demand that all expulsion proceedings are dropped and Kiera is allowed to return to regular classes at Bartow High.
Dream Defenders calls upon all local, state and national allies to TAKE ACTION to ensure Kiera does not become another casualty of the school to prison pipeline.
Sign the petition to get Kiera back in school:
Organizations can sign our Organizational Sign-On Letter Here:
Contact Polk County Superintendent John Stewart:
Call: (863) 534-0521
Sample Script is below.
In order to continue making an impact in this case we will need the support of thousands. Please share this message with family and friends. Let’s ensure there is true #JusticeForKiera