A seven-time “Jeopardy!” winner who taught historical past at a Michigan faculty was placed on probation on Friday for inappropriately logging into the e-mail accounts of fellow professors, directors and college students.
Stephanie Jass, who taught historical past at Michigan’s Adrian School, appeared to acknowledge her actions when she issued an apology.
“I’m sorry for all of the ache I’ve triggered,” mentioned the 48-year-old, who should return to courtroom after serving a 12 months of probation for unauthorized pc entry.
Police advised the Related Press that the faculty professor logged into different e-mail accounts with out permission over a four-day interval inflicting the college to reset passwords and assigned everybody the identical short-term password.
The AP additionally reported that Jass had a doc that listed “feedback and issues” of college members.
One professor who blew the whistle on Jass advised police she believed that the “Jeopardy” winner was downloading and snooping by emails to achieve leverage over others.
“Nations worry this kind of habits,” Lenawee County Decide Margaret Noe mentioned. “I am unable to even think about the extent of the faculty’s embarrassment.”
Jass hit her seven-episode “Jeopardy!” successful streak in 2012, creating a brand new report for feminine contestants. In 2014, Jass carried out at Croswell Opera Home in Adrian, singing songs and sharing tales concerning the TV recreation present.
Adrian School president, Jeffrey Docking, advised the courtroom that he considered his personal communications with household when he realized that Jass had additionally gained entry to his e-mail.
Docking’ mentioned, “Within the midst of this entire factor, for my part, we have wasted over $16,000 in lawyer charges that would’ve gone to these youngsters in scholarship assist.”
The Related Press contributed to this report.