June 17, 2024

Former ‘Jeopardy’ Champ Arrested in Front of Students

One would think that with everything that happens to our children today, schools would be extra careful about the people they allow into the classroom.

That clearly was not the case for a Brooklyn private school that employed Winston Nguyen.

Nguyen, a former “Jeopardy” champ, is also an ex-con who was arrested again, this time in front of his students.

The Bad Guy

Winston already had a record.

According to reports, he had been previously arrested and convicted of stealing $300,000 from an elderly couple.

He ever served time at Riker’s Island for the crime.

This time, he is being accused of spreading sexualized images on social media.

Nguyen was taken into custody by police at the St. Ann’s School in Brooklyn Heights last Thursday in front of a crowd of students. He was released from custody on Saturday.

While he has not yet been charged, he is being investigated by the Brooklyn DA in the case.

Nguyen’s attorney, Frank Rothman, stated, “We are awaiting a decision from the Brooklyn DA's office regarding charges against Mr. Nguyen.

“We are expecting some movement in the near future.”

The school has confirmed that Nguyen was placed on immediate leave after his arrest.

The school also informed parents of the nature of the allegations, so I am sure they are all wondering what type of protection the school is providing to their children for the $60,000 per year tuition they are paying.

Saint Ann’s Head of School, Kenyatte Reid, stated, “This incident is very disturbing to all of us.

“We pride ourselves on our amazing faculty and a learning environment rooted in trust.”

Nguyen started teaching at St. Ann’s in 2020.

Nguyen had appeared in Season 30 of “Jeopardy,” winning about $11,000 for his one-time win.

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