Florida Homecoming Queen Hackers To Face 16 Years

Law & Crime reports:

A Florida teenager and her mother stand accused of rigging a homecoming election last fall. Both will be prosecuted as adults, local prosecutors told the media on Tuesday. Emily Rose Grover, 18, was still a minor when she and her mother, Laura Rose Carroll, 50, allegedly hacked into the Escambia County School District’s internal computer system in order to game the outcome of an October 2020 homecoming court vote.

Carroll and her daughter each face one count each 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; and (4) and conspiracy. Since Grover, who turned 18 in April, is being prosecuted as an adult, they each face a statutory maximum 16 years in prison.

Read the full article. You’ll find details of how the pair accessed the school district’s system and how Grover allegedly regularly boasted to fellow students about being able to see all their grades, test scores, and other personal information. My first report on the hacking is here.