Teen with special needs vanishes after leaving school in Brooklyn

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BROOKLYN (PIX11) -- There were tears on Wednesday from the mother of 15-year-old Nashaly Perez Rodriguez.

The special needs student went missing on Monday, and was seen leaving this Brooklyn school possibly through a back door.

According to the family's attorney,  David Perecman, the teen's school plan included one-on-one supervision at the Lillian L. Rashkis High School.

The family said the girl suffers from emotional problems, and has the development of a 7-year-old.

The girl's mother claimed she found out her daughter had gone missing when she went to pick her up from school. The mother said she called 911 from the school.

According to police, the teen was last seen at 1:03 p.m. on Monday leaving her Sunset Park school.

According to police, the teen was wearing a white bandana, red blouse, black jeans and red & black sneakers. She is 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighs 120 pounds.

The mother said her daughter had possibly been missing for about an hour when she arrived.

The family's attorney also represents the family of Avonte Oquendo, the autistic teenager who walked out of his Long Island City school last year. His remains were found along the East River.

The New York City Department of Education released this statement from Chancellor Carmen Farina saying, “I am deeply concerned about this student and we have school support on site as we work with the NYPD to investigate this matter."

The teen can speak limited English, her family said. Her first language is Spanish.

The family said she has also been bullied before.

School officials told PIX11 that the principal has been reassigned.

Anyone with information in is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.

1 Comment

  • Rob Marsh

    This girl is not lost, she ran away..she probably got tired of the medication that her mother was forced to give to her to collect a benefit payment for $1500. The cash cow has left the meadow!!!!! you will probably find the girl chilling in the bronx in the pj’s with her boyfriend. She is not really a “special needs student”, she is a girl that needs real parents that will not accept the Koolaid

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