Laura Rose Carroll Biography, Wiki
Laura Rose Carroll was an assistant principal at Bellview Elementary School, while her daughter was a student at Tate High School. She worked as an assistant principal at an elementary school in the same district at the time.The Florida Department of Law Enforcement arrested a mother and daughter accused of illegally accessing hundreds of student accounts to rig the vote and crown the teen homecoming queen.
Laura Rose Carroll is 50-years-old.
Computer Hack to Steal Homecoming Queen Vote
Laura Rose Carroll, 50, and her daughter, 17, are charged with offense against users of computers, computer systems, computer networks, and electronic devices; unlawful use of a two-way communication device; criminal use of personally identified information; and conspiracy to commit these offenses.
The alleged scheme took place at Tate High School in Pensacola, where Carroll’s daughter was enrolled. Carroll worked as an assistant principal at an elementary school in the same district at the time.
In October 2020, hundreds of votes for Tate High School’s Homecoming Court were tagged as fraudulent, with 117 votes originating from the same IP address linked to Carroll’s phone.
Carroll’s daughter was still crowned homecoming queen, however, video and pictures online show.
Multiple students later reported that Carroll’s daughter described using her mother’s access to Focus, the student information system, to cast votes from students’ accounts.
FDLE investigators started looking into the case in November 2020 and found that Carroll had access to the school board’s portal program and that she and her daughter accessed students accounts.
In August of 2019, Carroll’s Focus account had access to 372 high school records – 339 of them were students from Tate High School, the investigation found.
Charged & Arrested
A Pensacola mother and daughter were arrested by the FDLE on Monday for unauthorized access into hundreds of student accounts — allegedly using the access to cast fraudulent homecoming court votes.
Agents with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement arrested Laura Rose Carroll, 50, and her 17-year-old daughter Emily Rose Grover on:
one count each of offenses against users of computers, computer systems, computer networks, and electronic devices (a 3rd-degree felony)
unlawful use of a two-way communications device (a 3rd-degree felony)
criminal use of personally identifiable information (a 3rd-degree felony)
conspiracy to commit these offenses (a 1st-degree misdemeanor).
Carroll was booked in the Escambia County Jail and released on bond. Her daughter was transferred to the Escambia Regional Juvenile Detention Center.
The state investigation revealed more than 200 fake votes were cast in the run for Homecoming.
The investigation also found that beginning in August 2019, Carroll’s FOCUS account accessed 372 high school records, 339 of which were Tate High School’s students.
Escambia County School Superintendent Dr. Timothy Smith released a statement:
The district isn’t able to divulge any additional information outside of what FDLE shared because of the nature of the investigation.
Dr. Smith did add that Carroll is currently suspended from her job with the district.
Laura Carroll works at Bellview Elementary in Escambia County.