Incase you haven’t heard, Laura Rose Carroll, an assistant principal at a school within her daughter’s school district, hacked the system and changed several votes to be in favor of her daughter, Emily Rose Grover.
Well, skepticism arose after the district noted unauthorized access into hundreds of student accounts, and an investigation proved that Carroll and Grover were indeed guilty of rigging the election.
According to Law & Crime, 246 votes had been casted by the mother/daughter duo to secure the win. Apparently, Grover wasn’t even afraid to hide it. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement had this to say in a press release:
“Multiple students reported that the daughter described using her mother’s FOCUS account to cast votes.”
One student also weighed in on the occurrence:
“I have known that Emily Grover logs into her mom’s school account in order to access grades and test scores since freshman year when we became friends.
She has looked up **** student ID before to ****. She also knows that if she logs into her mom’s account at Tate it will ping that Laura Grover signed in at Tate High School. She looks up all of our group of friends grades and makes comments about how she can find out our test scores all of the time.”
Carroll and Grover each face one account of: (1) offenses against users of computers, computer systems, computer networks, and electronic devices; (2) unlawful use of a two-way communications device; (3) criminal use of personally identifiable information; (4) conspiracy.
Now, Grover could be facing some serious jail time as she’s 18 and can be tried as an adult.
Carroll and Grover could now face a maximum of 16 years in prison, and both are out on bond. Granted, the probably won’t be slapped with the maximum sentence, but even a year of jail time isn’t worth a homecoming election.
I hope this 10-minutes of clout was worth it…. hacking student’s personal accounts and information to simply win a plastic crown, a sash, and flowers is some serious stuff. LOL.