14-Year Old Student Builds An Atomic Bomb As A Science Project
As North Korea’s nuclear program is drawing a lot of attention and causing tension among the world’s superpowers, a teenager from Concord in New Hampshire has created 45-kiloton atomic bomb for her school’s science fair, the World News Daily reports.
14-year old Kathryn Simmons is one of the 137 students who were participating this week, in this year’s New Hampshire State Junior Science Fair.
Daughter of a Marine Captain and an aeronautic engineer, she decided to present a complete A-bomb as her project in order to “show people that these things aren’t so dangerous”.
“Atomic bombs haven’t killed nearly as many people as cars or cigarettes, yet people have strong prejudices against them.” she said.
Despite numerous critics from parents and teachers alike, Kathryn Simmons’ project earned the first place in the New Hampshire State Science Fair.
A few organizations, including Greenpeace, have announced their intentions to disturb the event if her “weapon” is exhibited.
This isn’t the first time that a controversial school project stirs a controversy in the United States.
In 2011, a 15-year old student from Alabama was expelled from school after projecting to clone himself.