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Florida Teen Accused Of Rigging Homecoming Queen Election Could Face Up To 16 Years Behind Bars

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A Florida teenager and her mother, who stand accused of rigging the girl's high school homecoming queen election, could face a maximum sentence of 16 years in prison, according to Florida law.

Emily Rose Grover and her mother, Laura Rose Carroll, were arrested in March after their personal devices were flagged for voting for the homecoming court at Tate High School in Pensacola. Carroll, who was employed by an elementary school in the same county, was found to have gotten unauthorized access to the system and have cast well over 100 votes for her daughter.

People aren't sure how they feel about the possible penalty for rigging a high school homecoming election.

Carroll was suspended from her job and Grover was expelled from Tate High School as a result of their actions.

As it stands, the mother/daughter duo are charged with offenses against users of computers, computer systems, computer networks and electronic devices; unlawful use of a two-way communications device; criminal use of personally identifiable information and conspiracy to commit those offenses.

If convicted, the maximum penalty in summation of all charges is up to 16 years in prison.

Both offenders are out on bonds of relatively small amounts (Carroll on $6,000, Grover on $2,000.)

Grover will face trial as an adult, as she turned 18 after the crime was committed.