NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) announced a push Monday for a National “Avonte’s Law” to create a program where parents can always know where their children are.
Avonte Oquendo slipped out of his school in Long Island City, Queens in October 2013, leading to an intensive search. His remains were found offshore from College Point a few months later.
As 1010 WINS’ Roger Stern reported, Schumer was set to bring Avonte’s mother, Vanessa Fontaine, as his guest to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address on Tuesday night. He hoped that doing so would help him get Avonte’s Law passed.