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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Saturday, November 14, 2009

Kamehameha teacher, accused of sexual misconduct in 1992, resigns

Advertiser Staff

A Kamehameha Schools teacher who had been accused of sexual misconduct with a student while working on the Mainland has resigned his position, the school said yesterday.

Thomas Gardipee began teaching at Kamehameha’s Kapälama campus in 2002. Thursday, Michael Chun, Kamehameha Kapälama president and headmaster, said that the school has accepted Gardipee’s resignation.
In 1992, Gardipee was suspended as athletic director at St. Lawrence Seminary, a Roman Catholic pre-school in Wisconsin after allegations of sexual misconduct. A former student had accused Gardipee of exposing himself and intimidation.
Gardipee was never convicted of any crime related to the case.