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A Florida deputy headmistress Laura Rose Carroll and her 17-year-old daughter were arrested Monday for allegedly hacking school computers to manipulate the returning queen’s election.
Florida woman hacks high school computer system to try to rig Homecoming Queen vote
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Laura Rose Carroll, 50, is charged with using her privileged access to the Escambia County’s internal school district system to vote for her daughter, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
The teenager, who was named Tate High School’s 2020 Homecoming Queen last fall, is also believed to have been involved in the scam.
Officials began investigating the matter in October when hundreds of court votes were found to be fraudulent, including 117 from the same IP address.
Investigators discovered that Carroll, assistant principal at Bellview Elementary School, and her daughter had accessed several students’ FOCUS accounts. FOCUS is the school district’s student information system.
Number of Total Votes
There was evidence that a total of 246 votes were cast from accounts accessed by computers in the mother and daughter house in Pensacola or from Carroll’s cell phone, according to the FDLE.
Several students also told investigators that Carroll’s daughter bragged about using her mother’s FOCUS account to vote.
The mother and daughter were each charged multiple times, including unlawful use of a bidirectional communication device and criminal use of personal data.
District superintendent Tim Smith told the Pensacola News Journal that Carroll had been suspended from work but refused to comment. Their daughter was kicked out of high school.
Carroll was held in Escambia County Jail on $ 8,500 bail. Her daughter was being held in the Escambia Regional Juvenile Detention Center.
It wasn’t clear if they had a lawyer to comment on.