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.
@6abc I don’t know if wanting to win that bad is as stupid as the law that makes the punishment that severe. Probably a push.— Andrew Stuckey (@Andrew Stuckey) 1620242173.0
@6abc One thing that's important to remember here is the maximum punishment is 16 years. That's because of the char… https://t.co/AXIiDCYFxZ— Weapon_20_X (@Weapon_20_X) 1620243477.0
@6abc Chauvin will get 12-15 years for killing another human being. I think we can all agree that rigging an outdat… https://t.co/i5s9mzPT7O— The Girl (@The Girl) 1620247647.0
@6abc Florida teens rigging the prom and Philly teens blowing eachother away on a nightly basis. Guess we fix the problems we can hahahaha— 👿💀Horrorfan💀👿 (@👿💀Horrorfan💀👿) 1620242327.0
Carroll was suspended from her job and Grover was expelled from Tate High School as a result of their actions.
@PBiaesch @6abc Lol .... yeah cuz republicans fix elections 🤣🤣🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡— 03 usmc vet (@03 usmc vet) 1620242773.0
@6abc 16 years, for Homecoming Queen election tampering?? Wow, seems quite excessive!!— Cynthia Fowler (@Cynthia Fowler) 1620258261.0
@6abc Florida Man must have written the criminal code— Scott - Now with Vaccine Chip! (@Scott - Now with Vaccine Chip!) 1620248081.0
@6abc That’s a bit harsh dont ya think 😂— Chris Brick (@Chris Brick) 1620243399.0
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.
@TheTweetOfJohn @UROCKlive1 Wat. I thought this was a joke at first. This is real? How the hell is she facing real… https://t.co/RsBA8hMwbo— sarah h. flexghost (@sarah h. flexghost) 1620258346.0
@TheTweetOfJohn @UROCKlive1 People in the replies are mad that she’s getting charged, but she basically accessed ot… https://t.co/6lcyBOhyWa— Extra Smith (@Extra Smith) 1620259231.0
@TheTweetOfJohn This crime may help get her a scholarship to Trump University.— Christina (@Christina) 1620260228.0
@TheTweetOfJohn @UROCKlive1 We have better ways of spending that money. Community service would be better.— phuckit (@phuckit) 1620258322.0
@TheTweetOfJohn @UROCKlive1 Isn't it amazing that a 17 yr old will do more time than @mattgaetz who actually did a 17 yr old— goodmomgotvaccinated (@goodmomgotvaccinated) 1620258208.0
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.