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Judge in Missing Boy Case to Determine if Confession Was Legally Obtained

Sunday, September 14, 2014

A hearing on Monday in the Etan Patz case is likely to feature videotaped confession by suspect Pedro Hernandez.

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Schoolbook

Lawyer for Missing Boy says D.O.E. Documented Mistakes at His School

Monday, December 23, 2013

It’s been two and a half months since a mute autistic boy ran out of his special education school after lunch. Now, an internal investigation by the Department of Education finds alarming missteps and confusion at the school after 14-year-old Avonte Oquendo disappeared, according to his family’s lawyer.

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Schoolbook

Mother of Missing Child Calls Kelly's Remarks 'Heartless'

Friday, October 25, 2013

Three weeks after he disappeared, the family of Avonte Oquendo lashed out at the city's police commissioner for suggesting the boy could be dead.

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Schoolbook

Volunteers Vow to Ramp Up Search if NYPD Backs Off

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Even if the police decide to scale back, volunteers and relatives said they will not stop looking for Avonte Oquendo, the ninth grader who ran away from his school over two weeks ago.

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Schoolbook

In Case of Missing Boy, Concerns that Shared School Space Was a Factor

Friday, October 11, 2013

How could a school created for special education students lose one of its own? Some special ed experts say the fact that most programs for special needs kids share space with other schools makes security a real challenge.

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Transportation Nation

Subway Annoucements: Help Us Find Missing Boy

Friday, October 11, 2013

WNYC

The MTA has gotten involved in the citywide search for an autistic boy who disappeared from his school last week. Straphangers now can hear subway announcements seeking help in finding Avonte Oquendo.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Search for Avonte Oquendo

Friday, October 11, 2013

Today marks one week since Avonte Oquendo ran away from his special education school. Beth Fertig, contributing editor for education at WNYC and Schoolbook.org,  talks about the search and the claim his family filed against the city, citing negligence.

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Schoolbook

Family of Missing Boy Claims School Was Negligent

Thursday, October 10, 2013

A lawyer for the family of the mute, 14-year-old boy with autism who has been missing since Friday, said a security guard may have allowed him to leave his school, and that the school didn't act quickly enough to find him.

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Schoolbook

Search Continues for Missing Boy with Autism

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

The Special Commissioner of Investigation for the New York City public schools has opened an investigation into how a 14-year-old boy with autism managed to leave his school last Friday.

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Schoolbook

Parents of Special Needs Kids Concerned About Missing Boy

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

As police continue to search for a 14-year-old boy with autism who has been missing since Friday, some parents of children with special needs question how the vulnerable student could have left his school unattended.

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