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Avonte’s death

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Posted: Thursday, January 23, 2014 10:30 am

Dear Editor:

The long search for missing teen Avonte Oquendo has finally ended — tragically and sadly.

His death never should have ever happened. The negligence and incompetence of those at his school are totally to blame for this tragedy. All of those people need to be held fully accountable and should be prosecuted for their callous and negligent behavior. Children are supposed to be in school and always be safe there. Many questions remain unanswered as to how and why he was not supervised and was able to run out of the building and not be stopped.

The thoughts and prayers of this writer, as well as of all New Yorkers, are with the Oquendo family as they come to grips with this awful tragedy. You are not alone in your grief and anger.

John Amato
Fresh Meadows

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