A Monroe County legislator spoke out Wednesday following the disappearance and death of a Rochester City School district student who was marked present in three classes that he didn't attend.

A Monroe County legislator spoke out Wednesday following the disappearance and death of a Rochester City School district student who was marked present in three classes that he didn't attend.

Trevyan Rowe wandered away from School No. 12 last Thursday after getting off of his school bus. His body was found in the Genesee River on Sunday.

Legislator Ernest Flagler-Mitchell is calling on the New York State Education Department to look into the attendance policies at the Rochester City School District.

"We need and deserve to know if human error or policy issue factored into a student's death," he said.

Flagler-Mitchell is also asking the community to support Kevin and Avonte's Law. The bill, which is co-sponsored by New York U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer, would reauthorize and expand an existing program, the missing Alzheimer's disease patient alert program, to include children with a developmental disability like autism.