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Former Eastside Catholic Teacher Andrew Rekdahl Dies

Rekdahl, who had been facing federal charges for distributing child pornography, had suffered a long battle with intestinal cancer. Former students took to the Internet to express their grief at his death.

Andrew Bernard Rekdahl, 30, of Carnation, died Wednesday, Aug. 29, after a long battle with cancer. The King County Medical Examiner's Office confirmed this morning that Rekdahl died of natural causes.

In May Rekdahl, who had been working as a substitute bus driver for the Issaquah School District, .

Rekdahl, once a well-liked science teacher at Eastside Catholic, had battled intestinal cancer, and students held fundraisers in 2011 to raise money for his treatment.

Former students took to social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook Wednesday to express their grief at his death.

Loran Dean Langenfeld September 06, 2012 at 08:27 PM
you where sick individual,regardless if you died from cancer,i got nothing nice to say about him.
Jeanne Gustafson September 06, 2012 at 08:30 PM
I want to make a note here, while I'm working on following up on this story. Andrew Rekdahl was not, to my knowledge, convicted of any crimes at the time of his death nor did he plead guilty to any crimes. I have heard from a third party source that the charges were recently dropped, but I am working on confirming this information.

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