Florida teen charged as adult in rigged homecoming queen election

A Florida high school student who is accused of working with her mother to rig a homecoming election is being charged as an adult, a prosecutor said.

Emily Rose Grover was 17 years old when she and her mother, Laura Rose Carroll, were arrested in March on several charges, including unauthorized use of computers, unlawful use of a two-way communication device and criminal use of personally identifiable information. She turned 18 in April, Assistant State Attorney John Molchan told NBC News.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) began investigating in November when the Escambia County School District reported that there had been “unauthorized access into hundreds of student accounts,” the state agency said in a press release.

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