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Florida teen to be tried as an adult for rigging election for Homecoming queen

A Florida teenager who allegedly worked with her mother to change the results of a homecoming queen election will be charged as an adult, according to Assistant State Attorney John Molchan.

“This is not unusual with young people of that age. Juvenile (court) cannot do anything or supervise them after they become 18. And so it just makes better sense to move them into adult court where they can be supervised effectively,” Molchan told the Pensacola News Journal.

Investigators allege that Emily Grover and her mother Laura Carroll, who’s also an assistant principal for the school district, accessed the school’s computer system to cast votes for Emily for homecoming queen. An investigation determined that hundreds of votes had been changed.

Carroll was suspended from her job and both women were arrested back in March on charges including fraud and illegal use of electronic devices.

Emily was 17 at the time of the arrest, but turned 18 in April.

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