It’s like a scene out of a movie where the votes for Homecoming Queen are faked so a non-popular girl wins and she gets embarrassed at the dance. Well, it finally happened in real life.
This story takes place in the magical land of Florida where anything that happens isn’t surprising anymore. There's a 50-year-old woman named Laura Rose Carroll who's the assistant principal at an elementary school in Cantonment, Florida, in the Florida panhandle. Her 17-year-old daughter is a student at the local high school.
Back in October, the daughter was crowned homecoming queen. But something was off. And when the school district contacted the police, they ran an investigation, and found someone had accessed hundreds of students' online accounts from the same IP address to vote for the daughter for homecoming queen, according to ABC News. They figured out what happened: Laura and her daughter used Laura's access to the district's computer systems to get into those accounts and cast the votes.
Those accounts also have students' grades, medical information, personal information, and more.
So Laura and her daughter were both arrested on FELONY charges of offenses against computer systems, unlawful use of a communications device, and criminal use of personally identifiable information.