A Florida teenager who allegedly worked with her mother to rig a homecoming queen election will be charged as an adult.
Investigators say Emily Rose Grover and her mother Laura Carroll – an assistant principal for the school district – accessed the school’s computer system to cast 246 votes for Emily for homecoming queen. They also used Carroll’s credentials to illegally access 372 high school records.
A local newspaper reported that Grover did end up being crowned Homecoming Queen back in October.
Carroll was suspended from her job and both women were arrested back in March on charges including fraud and illegal use of electronic devices. Grover was also expelled from Tate High School following the incident.
Emily was 17 at the time of the arrest but turned 18 in April. Prosecutors say she will be tried as an adult.
Do you remember who won your school’s homecoming election? Do you think Grover should be charged as an adult if she was underage at the time of her arrest?
Source: NBC News