Plan proposed to keep New York kids from running out of school

Thursday, May 29, 2014

The City Council on Wednesday discussed a proposal to keep children from walking away from their schools unnoticed.

The bill would require audible alarms on all doors at elementary and special education schools across New York City. Supporters, including many parents, said the measure would keep schools safer.

The parents pointed to more than half a dozen cases of children who have slipped away from their schools, including autistic teen Avonte Oquendo last October.

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