Trevyan Rowe

Photo of Trevyan Rowe, an African-American teen in a red shirt and jacket, wearing a stud earring. His lips are pressed together in a tense expression.Name: Trevyan Rowe.
Died: March 11, 2018.
Age at death: 14.
Cause of death: Accidental/Negligence (Wandering/drowning).
Location: Rochester, New York, USA.

Details:
In the morning before school, Trevyan walked away from his school bus. Instead of immediately reporting him absent and calling for help to find him before he was hurt, three different teachers at his school marked him “present” on the attendance sheet. His school didn’t call the police until his mother saw that he wasn’t on the bus home–ten hours later.

When Trevyan left the school parking lot, he headed for a river and was seen walking on the highway bridge over the water. Several drivers called 911 to report someone on the bridge, climbing on the guardrail, on the wrong side of the guardrail; but instead of sending the fire department dive team, the police only had a trooper drive by and, when he saw nothing, ignored the 911 calls. At that point, Trevyan was probably already in the water.

Several days later, Trevyan’s body was found in the river a mile and a half away; he had drowned.

If a search had begun immediately, or if the 911 calls from people who saw Trevyan on the bridge had been taken seriously, the teenager might have survived.

References:
Andreatta: Negligence in Trevyan Rowe’s death could cost RCSD millions
Civil investigation launched into Rochester teen’s death
Community conversation to offer tips to keep autistic students safe
Discuss: Mistakes led to 14-year-old’s death
Family friend appreciates RCSD taking responsibility for Trevyan’s death
Family of Trevyan Rowe disappointed over district’s lack of attention to education needs
GPS devices donated to Rochester autism community in honor of Trevyan Rowe
How did Trevyan Rowe walk away from school without anyone noticing?
Mary Cariola event to address questions on children who wander
More questions surround the death of Trevyan Rowe
N.Y. school, 911 employees on leave after student with autism wanders, drowns
NYS launches investigation into death of 14-year-old autistic teen
Rochester principal removed from school after Trevyan Rowe’s death
Rochester teen’s death brings calls for better safeguards
School, 911 employees on leave after student with autism wanders, drowns
Six 911 employees suspended following death of Trevyan Rowe
State attorney general launches investigation into Trevyan Rowe’s death
State lawmaker calls for action in response to Trevyan Rowe death
State officials launch probe after autistic student’s death
Trevyan Rowe: Attorney general, state Education Department to investigate death of student
Trevyan Rowe: Mayor says ‘adult failures’ led to his death
Trevyan Rowe: Outside probe and criminal charges still up in the air
Trevyan Rowe: Rochester police confirm joint investigation with county DA into teen death
Trevyan Rowe: Teacher attempted to alter attendance record the day after teen went missing
Trevyan Rowe’s death: What we know, timeline
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