Schumer wants tracking devices put on children at high risk of running away

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Manhattan (PIX11)– It’s now been almost a month since Avonte Oquendo ran away from his Long Island City school.

The entire city has joined in the search for the autistic teen. On Monday Senator Chuck Schumer introduced an idea that may prevent something like this from happening again.

Senator Schumer is asking for the Department Of Justice to fund a plan that would give parents GPS devices for youth who are at a high risk of running away.

The devices can be worn on the wrist, belt buckle, or shoes and would be helpful to officials who search for the runaway children.