Councilmember Cornegy Introduces “Audible Alarms” Bill Brooklyn Reader March 12, 2014 By Brooklyn Reader March 12, 2014, 2:28 pm City Councilmember Robert CornegyCity Councilmember Robert Cornegy, who represents the 36th district encompassing the neighborhoods of Crown Heights and Bed-Stuy, on Wednesday introduced his first piece of legislation, “The Audible Alarms Bill.”The bill would require all public schools have audible alarms installed on the exterior of all unguarded doors.The bill is a response to two recent incidents where students wandered away from their school buildings unchaperoned: Four-year-old Symeir Talley-Jasper, who walked out of his preschool at William Floyd P.S. 59 in Bed-Stuy; and Avonte Oquendo, the 14-year-old boy whose body was found three months after he wandered away from his school in Queens.“I believe that this bill will transform the Talley & Jasper families’ negative experience into a positive safety improvement for vulnerable public school students across New York City,” said Cornegy, “and I’m committed to fighting for its passage.”City Councilmember Robert Cornegy with Symeir Talley-JasperThe bill is asking the Department of Education, in consultation with NYPD, to install alarms that would sound in the office to alert school personnel when one of the doors is opened. Read More: 1 | 2 Want to write for us? We're looking for interns and experienced writers! Go here for more information. Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Current [email protected]* Leave this field empty Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.