NYC Will Install 21,000 More Door Alarms In Schools To Stop Kids From Wandering Out
"As the parent of an autistic child, one of the scariest thing you can do is intrust the safety of your child to the city of New York. We do this every day, and we hope for the best."
Updated: Jun 4, 2015 6:35 PM
Avonte Oquendo's Mother Files Wrongful Death Suit Against City, DOE, NYPD
The suit reportedly seeks $25 million in damages.
Updated: Jun 4, 2014 1:59 PM
New Avonte Oquendo Report Says Mother Told Teacher "He Likes To Run"
The news paints a harrowing portrait of innocent, bureaucratic missteps and lack of communication, all of which resulted in the heartbreaking death of Vanessa Fontaine's 14-year-old son.
Updated: Mar 28, 2014 11:40 AM
Avonte Oquendo's Brother Pens Heartbreaking Essay Thanking Volunteers
'The people of New York responded to our anguish with a tremendous amount of support and vigilance.'
Updated: Mar 23, 2014 1:40 PM
Medical Examiner Cannot Determine Avonte Oquendo's Cause Of Death
The New York City medical examiner has announced that it is unable to determine what killed Avonte Oquendo.
Updated: Feb 27, 2014 1:21 PM
New Video Shows Avonte Oquendo Bolting Out Of Open School Door
A new video shows Avonte leaving a door at his school that had been open for 30 minutes.
Updated: Jan 28, 2014 5:45 PM
4-Year-Old Leaves Bed-Stuy School Unattended, Walks Home
Only a few days after the body of Avonte Oqueno was finally found, another child left his school unattended.
Updated: Jan 27, 2014 3:13 PM
Hundreds Gather In Village For Funeral Of Avonte Oquendo
Hundreds of people gathered in the West Village for the funeral: "We in pain. We just need everybody’s help. We in pain right now. Stay with us and help us," said Avonte’s cousin.
Updated: Jan 26, 2014 2:57 PM
DOE Refusing To Hand Over Records To Avonte Oquendo's Mom
The mother of Avonte Oquendo is suing the city after it refused to hand over records related to his disappearance.
Updated: Jan 23, 2014 9:38 AM
Human Remains Found In Queens Identified As Avonte Oquendo
Human remains found in Queens several days ago have been identified as Avonte Oquendo, the mute autistic boy who has been missing since last October.
Updated: Jan 21, 2014 1:35 PM
Clothing On Human Remains Appear To Match Avonte Oquendo's
The boy may have been frightened by a dog and fell into the East River.
Updated: Jan 18, 2014 11:26 AM
NYPD Investigates Human Remains Found In Queens, Possible Link To Avonte Oquendo
Avonte, 14, has been missing since early October 2013.
Updated: Jan 17, 2014 8:31 AM
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