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City Council holds meeting on Avonte’s Law, bill that would require public schools to install door alarms

The bill is named after a 14-year-old boy

The bill is named after a 14-year-old boy with autism who slipped out of his Long Island City school in October and was found dead in January.

The City Council is holding a public hearing on a bill that would require all public schools to install door alarms to prevent students from leaving undetected during the day.

The bill, called Avonte's Law, is named after the 14-year-old boy with autism who slipped out of his Long Island City school in October and was found dead in January.

If the measure passes, alarms would be placed...

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