HONOLULU - A settlement has been reached between Kamehameha Schools (KS), three parents, four former KS students and Gabriel Alisna, a former KS high school speech teacher and debate coach. Alisna is being criminally prosecuted for videotaping and assaulting KS students.

The $5 million settlement is being finalized this week, which includes a dismissal of the civil claims brought by the plaintiffs in 2013.

“The reaction of Kamehameha Schools and its Trustees provided the students affected with a sense of gratification and belief that the school will take all necessary steps to prevent similar misconduct in the future,” Michael Green, attorney for the plaintiffs said.

“The well-being of our haumana is our top priority... Together we agreed resolution was the right thing to do, and we remain committed to seeing Alisna held accountable to the fullest extent of the law as the state continues its criminal proceedings.” Jack Wong, KS Chief Executive Officer said.