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19 March 2018

ROCHESTER: Trevyan Rowe Killed In Drowning Accident After Wandering Into Genesee River; Death of Autistic Student Under Investigation

 

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ROCHESTER: Trevyan Rowe Killed In Drowning Accident After Wandering Into Genesee River; Death of Autistic Student Under Investigation

Trevyan Rowe Drowned In Accident After Wandering From School Grounds; Teachers Incorrectly Marked Autistic Student “present” 

ROCHESTER, NEW YORK (March 18, 2018) – A 14-year-old autistic student was tragically killed after he wandered off school grounds and tragically died in a drowning accident.

Rochester police have been able to identify the boy that died as Trevyan Rowe.

Trevyan Rowe was dropped off at school by his bus in the morning. He wasn’t reported missing until after the school day was over and he didn’t return home.

Three separate teachers incorrectly marked him as present. And the principal responsible for the school has been removed following the tragic accident.

An individual reported seeing Trevyan Rowe on the Frederick Douglass-Susan B. Anthony Memorial Bridge.

On Sunday, the victim was found in the Genesee River and had apparently drowned.

The Rochester School District is launching an investigation into the fatal accident.

LIABILITY IN SCHOOL ACCIDENTS

Schools have a responsibility to take adequate care of their students and make sure that they are not injured by foreseeable sources of harm. This includes properly monitoring students to make sure that they don’t leave school property. The need to properly monitor students is even greater when a child may have special needs that place them at greater risk. If a school district fails to properly monitor a student and this leads to injury or death, the school district may face civil liability for the accident.

Our staff at Lipsig Lawyers were deeply concerned and upset to learn about the tragic death of Trevyan Rowe. We extend our thoughts and prayers to the victim’s family as they are going through such an incredibly difficult time. We hope that there is a thorough investigation into what happened so that steps can be taken to prevent it from happening again. There needs to be some accountability on the part of the school officials and employees who allowed this to happen. This is completely unacceptable and should never have taken place.

If someone that you love has been killed due to the negligence of school officials, you may have legal recourse. Our team of highly experienced personal injury attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. Whether you just have questions about your rights or are looking to hire an attorney you’re always welcome to reach out to us for help (646) 846-4496.