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By David A. Clarke Jr.
Planning for the last attack doesn't make Americans safer
Topic - Avonte Oquendo
Following the death of an autistic teenager who walked away from his New York City school last year, the U.S. Department of Justice said Wednesday it will fund voluntary tracking devices for children with autism or other conditions that put them at risk for fleeing their caregivers.
The federal government would pay for GPS tracking devices for autistic children under legislation proposed Sunday by Sen. Chuck Schumer and named for a New York City boy who wandered away from his school three months ago and was found dead in a city river.
Strangers who helped try to find an autistic New York City teen who walked out of his school and disappeared joined his family and friends Saturday for his funeral, somberly marking the tragic end of their three-month search.
The New York City medical examiner's office says that human remains found along the East River are those of an autistic teen missing for three months.
Human remains found along the East River last week are the body of an autistic teen who vanished more than three months ago after walking out of his school in the middle of the day, the city's medical examiner confirmed Tuesday.
The parents of an autistic New York City teenager missing since October are holding on to a slim hope that human remains discovered on the banks of the East River belong to someone else.
Police were investigating whether human remains found along the East River could be those of an autistic teen who walked out of his school more than three months ago and vanished, law enforcement officials said Friday.
He said he would continue to push for the legislation in order to provide a stable funding stream.