- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 7, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - An investigation has found no wrongdoing in the choking death of an autistic Brooklyn student.

The probe by the Special Commissioner of Investigation didn’t find any misconduct by staff at the public school last October.

Dyasha Smith, a nonverbal 21-year-old, choked at P.S. 368.

Her mother had said she told school officials her daughter’s food had to be cut up or she would swallow it whole.

The investigation concluded that it couldn’t confirm that Smith chocked on a muffin or that it came from an unsecured classroom cabinet.



The Wall Street Journal says the family plans to file a wrongful-death lawsuit against the city within the month.

The report says a nurse told investigators she administered the Heimlich maneuver and CPR and other staffers tried to help.

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