PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The Providence City Council has moved forward with a resolution calling for an independent investigation of a school that state officials say failed to properly report molestation allegations.
The council’s education committee amended the proposed resolution Monday.
The resolution would have the Providence police conduct the investigation into Harry Kizirian Elementary School’s handling of the accusations against gym teacher James Duffy.
Duffy is accused of groping three fifth-grade girls. He has been charged with five counts of child molestation and did not enter a plea during his arraignment June 29.
The school board has ordered retraining for all top Providence school administrators in the proper reporting of sex abuse allegations.
City council is expected to vote on the resolution Thursday.