NYC schools install 20,000 audible alarms for Avonte's Law

Lawmakers are continuing their efforts to improve safety at city schools after the death of 14-year-old Avonte Oquendo. The Department of Education is in the process of installing audible alarms at

News 12 Staff

Nov 21, 2015, 2:53 AM

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NYC schools install 20,000 audible alarms for Avonte's Law
Lawmakers are continuing their efforts to improve safety at city schools after the death of 14-year-old Avonte Oquendo.
The Department of Education is in the process of installing audible alarms at schools, a $6 million project. 
Nearly 20,000 have been installed so far in Brooklyn's 20th District, where all the schools are now fully equipped.
The move comes after the passage of Avonte's Law, which is named after an autistic boy who slipped out of a Queens school undetected in 2013 and was found dead months later.
DOE officials expect to have the installation at all schools complete by the end of the year.


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