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Avonte Oquendo Slipped Out a School Door Just Sitting Open

Newly released security footage from the 14-year-old autistic boy’s school shows Avonte leaving through a door left ajar for more than 30 minutes. Three minutes after the child disappears — he was found dead months later — a school security officer, employed by the NYPD, strolls down the same hallway to shut the door. The family is fighting for access to the investigation information, with plans to file a $25 million lawsuit against the city.

Avonte Oquendo Security Footage Shows Open Door