Teen girl faces 16 years in prison for rigging Homecoming vote


17-year-old Florida teen and her mother were arrested for allegedly rigging their school’s Homecoming election. Teen will be charged a adult and faces 16 year sentence.

Emily Rose Grover, a Pensacola teenager, and her mother were arrested for using student accounts to cast illegitimate homecoming court votes. The teenager will be charged as an adult and faces a long prison sentence.

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A teenaged girl from Florida who allegedly schemed with her mother to steal an election for Homecoming queen is being charged as an adult.

Emily Rose Grover was 17 at the time when she and her mother were arrested for accessing student accounts and casting nearly 250 fraudulent votes. Emily had hoped that her little scheme would get her crowned Homecoming queen at her school.

Now that the Emily Rose Grover has turned 18 the State Attorney’s Office in Escambia County confirmed that she’ll be tried as an adult.

Emily Rose Grover, homecoming queen.

Emily’s mother, 50-year-old Laura Rose Carroll, and she are both facing two felony charges for fixing the their school’s Homecoming election at Tate High School in Pensacola. Emily’s mother, Carroll, had access to student accounts because she is an assistant principal at Bellview Elementary School in the same county.

An investigation into the Homecoming election revealed that 117 votes originated from the same IP address over a short period of time.

Charges against the mother and the Florida teen included unlawful use of a two-way communications device and criminal use of personally identifiable information. Carroll is free on a $6,000 bond and Grover is free on a $2,000 bond and she has been expelled from her school. Both of them faces a maximum of 16 years on the charges.

Calls for criminal justice reform.

The news has sparked a conversation online about criminal reform as two black teenage girls who carjacked and assaulted an Uber driver which ultimately lead to his horrific death were not charged, nor tried as adults.

Conservative blogger and speaker, Matt Walsh, responded to the news, tweeting, “The girls who carjacked a guy and left him dead on the sidewalk will not be charged as adults. This girl, who cheated to become homecoming queen, will be charged as an adult. Makes total sense.”

“Criminal justice reform has been needed for quite some time. The lack thereof has paved the way for social justice to replace justice,” another added.

Neither of the two teenage girls will be tried as adults for felony murder, carjacking and armed robbery. The maximum sentence the pair of teens will receive is house arrest and parole until they turn 21, the New York Post reported.

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