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Avonte Oquendo

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Bed-Stuy »

'Avonte's Law,' Requiring Exit Alarms at Schools, Clears City Council

The new "audible alarms bill" requires the city to examine schools to see where alarms are necessary.

Long Island City »

Avonte Oquendo's Family Files Suit Against the City

The suit alleges negligence in the death of the teen, who went missing from his school in October.

Bed-Stuy »

Parent Group Starts Petition to Put Alarms on School Exits

The "audible alarms bill" is sponsored by central Brooklyn Councilman Robert Cornegy.

Bed-Stuy »

Bill to Put Alarms on School Exits Needed as Pre-K Expands, Councilman Says

A new bill that would alarm elementary school exits is crucial with universal pre-K, its sponsor says.

Bed-Stuy »

'Audible Alarms' Law Proposed to Stop Kids Wandering From School

The bill would add an alarm system to public school exits across the city.

Midtown »

With Cause of Death Inconclusive, Avonte's Family Looks to NYPD's Files

Avonte Oquendo's family asked to look at the NYPD's investigation into the death of the autistic teen.

Long Island City »

Avonte Oquendo's Cause of Death Undetermined, Medical Examiner Says

Testing on the missing autistic teen has been exhausted, officials say.

Long Island City »

Dept. of Justice to Fund Tracking Devices for Autistic Children

The DOJ said it would fund the devices after Sen. Schumer proposed "Avonte's Law" last week.

Long Island City »

Schumer Proposes 'Avonte's Law' to Fund Tracking Devices for Autistic Kids

The devices would be voluntary and designed for parents of children who have a tendency to "bolt."

Bed-Stuy »

Bed-Stuy School Under Investigation After 4-Year-Old Leaves Unattended

The city is looking into how 4-year-old Symeir Talley-Jasper was able to walk out of P.S. 59 unnoticed.

Greenwich Village »

Family Bids Farewell to Avonte Oquendo in Greenwich Village

Relatives sobbed as they said goodbye to the 14-year-old.

Greenwich Village »

Funeral Services Planned for Avonte Oquendo

A private memorial will be held Saturday, followed by a Mass at St. Joseph's Church in Greenwich Village.

Long Island City »

Avonte Oquendo's Mother Files Court Action for Access to Police Records

Vanessa Fontaine is seeking access to NYPD documents surrounding her son's disappearance on Oct. 4.

College Point »

Remains Found on Queens Beach Identified as Avonte Oquendo's, NYPD Says

The bones were found on a beach and identified as Avonte's on Tuesday afternoon, police said.

College Point »

Avonte Oquendo's Remains Likely Found, but Family Still Hopes He's Alive

A girl taking pictures in College Point may have found the legs and an arm of the missing autistic boy.

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