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  • As Search Goes On for Queens Boy With Autism, Adults at His School Face Questions

    Oct 16, 2013

    10.15.2013 | New York Times | Eleven days after a teenager with autism walked away from his school in Queens in the middle of the day, a senior police commander, Chief of Department Philip Banks III, said on Tuesday that an intensifying search had failed to turn up even a trace of the student. As the effort to locate the boy, Avonte Oquendo, continued, a lawyer for the family and advocates for children with disabilities said they were increasingly troubled by a prior mystery: How did the 14-year-old get out of the school to begin with? “No student should ever get away,” said Maggie Moroff, the special-education policy coordinator at Advocates for Children of New York, a nonprofit legal group. Read article