March for Safety highlights Avonte Oquendo death
10/9/2015, 12:43 p.m.
A “March for Safety” is being held at Hunter’s Point Park South in Queens, Saturday, Oct. 10, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., to mark the second anniversary of Avonte Oquendo’s disappearance.
Oct. 4, 2013, autistic 14-year-old Oquendo ran out of his school in Long Island City through an open side door. After a three-month search, his remains were found near the East River.
In June, Avonte’s Law was passed in New York City, requiring the Department of Education to install 21,000 door alarms in more than 1,200 schools by the end of 2015.
The event is also aimed at educating the public on wandering awareness and school safety for all children.