i bet if she had a muslim name there would be a lot less sympathy for her.
Given the same circumstances? What her name was or wasn't wouldn't change my opinion.
She wasn't mixing up pipe bombs in her garage or setting out to deliberately damage the school or hurt people. She had a stupid accident in chem-class that made a little smoke. Shit happens. I suspect she's not the first chem-student that had something like this happen in this school.