Florida Pupil accused of rigging homecoming queen vote May Confront 16-year sentence
A Florida high school pupil accused of rigging her college’s election is going to be charged as an adult.
Emily Grover and her mum Laura Carroll, assistant chief in Bellview Elementary School, were arrested in March after police said the duo utilized Carroll’s unique access to the district’s student information system to throw hundreds of votes for Grover from the homecoming queen election in Tate High School.
Grover was detained when she was 17 years old.
“This isn’t uncommon with young people of the age. Juvenile (courtroom ) can’t do anything supervise them once they become 18. And so it just makes better sense to maneuver them to adult court at the place where they may be supervised effectively,” said Assistant State Attorney John Molchan.
Even though Grover will be billed as an adult, the court nevertheless has the capability to inflict juvenile sanctions.
Prosecutors said the mom and daughter every face a maximum 16-year sentence.