Mayor Bill de Blasio signs law for school door alarms after death of Avonte Oquendo

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The DOE has until May 30 of next year to evaluate all schools.

Months after the death of an autistic teenager, legislation in his name has officially become law.

Mayor Bill de Blasio signed Avonte's Law, which requires all elementary schools and schools with special needs programs to evaluate the need for door alarms. If a child is able to open any door at the facility, then an alarm must be installed.

The bill was proposed after 14-year-old...

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