Councilwoman Probed for Sending Children to Schools in Different Town

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A Johnston, Rhode Island, councilwoman is being investigated by the town solicitor after a news report that she sends her triplets to school in Narragansett.

Mayor Joseph Polisena tells the Hummel Report (http://bit.ly/22HKAjr ) they're reviewing Stephanie Manzi's homestead exemption after learning her children were attending school in Narragansett.

The Narragansett superintendent is also investigating.

The Hummel Report filmed Manzi taking the children from Johnston to Narragansett multiple times and dropping them off at the high school.

Manzi and her husband, a police officer, own a 700-square-foot cottage in Narragansett. The couple isn't divorced, but Manzi says they're living apart while the children attend high school. She says she continues to live in Johnston.

Johnston passed a law last year to recoup money it spends to educate students illegally enrolled in the town's schools. 

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