To: John Stewart, Polk County Superintendent

Superintendent Stewart: Stop Expulsion Proceedings Against Kiera Wilmot. Allow Her to Return to B...

Stop the expulsion proceedings against Kiera Wilmot and allow her to return to her enrollment at Bartow High School.

Why is this important?

On April 22, 16-year-old Kiera Wilmot was arrested at her Polk County high school for conducting a science experiment. Polk County Superintendent John Stewart has made the decision to place Kiera in an “alternative school” as he considers expulsion proceedings. The teen, who has no criminal history and maintained good grades, has suddenly found herself trapped in Florida’s insidious school to prison pipeline; which has continually funneled mostly youth of color out of Florida’s schools.