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Mayor Warren calls Trevyan Rowe report 'tragic'

March 13, 2019 09:23 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) -- Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren weighed in on the report issued by state education department commissioner and New York's attorney general on the civil investigation into the death of Trevyan Rowe, a 14-year-old student in the Rochester City School District.

Roughly a year ago, Rowe wandered away from School 12. His body was later found in the Genesee River. 

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Mayor Lovely Warren says, as a mother reading the report, she could only imagine what Rowe had to deal with as a student.

The school district is now facing recommendations from two state reports. The school district is dealing with the findings of a state consultant who found numerous deficiencies as well.

"My favorite scenario is to do a systems change...what that systems change looks like...I don't exactly have all the information to say it should be A,B or C," said Warren.

The mayor says she will leave that to the state education commissioner, but she says it could mean appointing one person to oversee the school district or it could mean leaving the school board in place.

The mayor calls what she read in the 145-page report released Tuesday "tragic." 

News10NBC asked the mayor how she would like to see school leaders handle both reports. 

"I've called on the commissioner, I've called on the school district, we've worked with community partners and the state...to say Rochester's children deserve better and we need to provide it," said Warren. "I'm not empowered to provide it. For those who are empowered to provide it, need to do that."

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