Possible 16 Year Bid For Homecoming Queen Rigging
Written by Richard Conway on January 29, 2022
A trial has been set for a mother, who was a former school official accused of accessing student information to help her daughter win the Tate High School Homecoming queen crown.
Laura Carroll’s lawyer requested for continuance because they have not seen Verizon records and informations from the google accounts and it was denied.
The reason for the denial was Carroll was offered a plea deal that she rejected. They prosecutors wanted her to plea guilty to one felony and receive probation and the other felony charges would be dropped.
Carrol faces up to 16 year in prison if convicted on all counts. Jury selection has been set for January 31st.
Laura was the former assistant principal at Bellview Elementary School and her daughter Emily Rose Grover were accused of illegally accessing the Escambia County School District computer system and casting 246 votes in favor of Grover to win the homecoming queen last year.
They are being charged by the Florida Department of Law with one count each of felony offenses against users of computers, computer systems, computer networks, and electronic devices. Along with felony unlawful use of a two-way communications device, felony criminal use of personally identifiable information, and conspiracy to commit these offenses.
Laura daughter Emily is entering a pre-trial diversion program that will result in the charges being dismissed.