- Associated Press - Friday, August 4, 2017

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Providence school administrators are being retrained on how to report allegations of sexual abuse after state officials say administrators at a city elementary school failed to properly report accusations that a gym teacher had groped female students.

WJAR-TV reports (https://bit.ly/2u7MTRo ) the mandatory training is being held Friday.

The school board ordered the retraining after neither police nor the Department of Children, Youth and Families was notified about allegations against a Harry Kizirian Elementary School teacher James Duffy.

State law requires the DCYF to be notified within 24 hours.

Duffy has been charged with five counts of second-degree child molestation. The alleged victims are 10 and 11 years old.

He did not enter a plea at his arraignment in June and has not responded to the charges.

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Information from: WJAR-TV, https://www.turnto10.com


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