Cleared Of Charges Of Setting Off A School Explosion, Florida Honor Student, Heads To Space Camp

Source:  Daniel Clark / ABC News

In late April, the 16-year-old central Florida honor student, Kiera Wilmot, was accused of igniting a chemical explosion on school grounds, leading to her arrest and suspension from school, but authorities dropped criminal charges last week.

While school officials debate whether Kiera will return to Bartow High School, the Wilmot family received an unexpected surprise.

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The explosion struck a chord with 18-year NASA veteran Homer Hickam, a former lead astronaut training manager for Spacelab, and later for the International Space Station.

Learning of her twin sister, Hickam raised enough money so Kiera and Kayla could attend space camp together. Hickam runs several scholarships for kids with potential, and hopes to create an ongoing Space Academy scholarship. The twins will attend in July.

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