The biggest story coming of out Pensacola this week is the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s arrest of Bellview Elementary School Assistant Principal Laura Rose Carroll and her daughter Emily Rose Grover, a 17-year-old Tate High School student, for allegedly using Carroll’s access to the student data system to cast fraudulent votes that helped Grover win homecoming queen this fall. Every major newspaper in the country, as well as People magazine, has shared the story.
I doubt former School Superintendent Malcolm Thomas would have ever called in FDLE to investigate the election fraud. He most likely would have done the investigation internally and buried the results. For all we know, others have hacked the database in the past for elections and grade tampering.
Kudos to Dr. Smith and his administration for calling in law enforcement.