Six weeks after a 14-year-old autistic boy walked out of his school in Queens and disappeared, the city’s Department of Education is set to announce new school security measures.
The picture shows a young man on a subway train who bears a striking resemblance to 14-year-old Avonte Oquendo. Police confirmed it was not the missing teen.
Avonte Oquendo, who cannot communicate verbally, was last spotted on surveillance video leaving the Center Boulevard School in Long Island City on Oct. 4.
Family members and other concerned people gathered Sunday for another extensive search for Avonte Oquendo, the autistic teenage boy who has been missing since he walked out of his school in Queens more than two weeks ago.
The family of Avonte Oquendo, the autistic teen who has been missing for more than two weeks, appealed to the public to help find the boy at the Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network Saturday.
Avonte Oquendo was last spotted on surveillance video leaving the Center Boulevard School in Long Island City on Oct. 4.
Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said Monday that the NYPD was engaging the help of officials in New Jersey and Long Island in the search for Avonte Oquendo.
Avonte Oquendo, 14, has been missing since Friday. He was last seen on school surveillance video leaving the Center Boulevard School in Long Island City.