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Attorney General and State Ed investigating Trevyan Rowe's death 

New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman and New York State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia have begun an investigation into the death of School 12 student Trevyan Rowe. The investigation will look at the circumstances surrounding his death and will review the district's policies and procedures to determine what improvements need to be made, according to a statement from Elia's office. 
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"We're partnering with the State Education Department to get to the bottom of what happened and ensure the district's policies protect our children moving forward," Schneiderman said in the statement.

SED staff and Superintendents Daniel White and Jo Anne Antonucci of the Monroe County BOCES 1 and 2 will work with investigators from the AG's Rochester Regional Office and Civil Rights Bureau. No time frame was given for how long the investigation could take.

Rowe got off the bus at School 12 on Thursday, March 8, but didn't go into the school, and his absence went undetected for much of the day. His body was  found in the Genesee River three days later.

Superintendent Barbara Deane-Williams said last week that the district would launch an independent investigation into the matter, but school board President Van White said that he had contacted the AG's and SED's offices to urge them to conduct an investigation.

Both White and Mayor Lovely Warren said that their respective organizations failed to help Rowe. 

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