The mother of a 14-year-old City School District student who drowned in the Genesee River has filed a notice of claim against the City of Rochester. That's the first legal step towards a possible lawsuit over her son's death.
Trevyan Rowe died when he wandered away from School Number 12 on South Avenue, then fell from the Freddie-Sue bridge into the Genesee River. Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren soon gave an unusual news conference in which she admitted the city's liability in Treyvan's death, with mistakes made by both school district employees and 911 dispatchers. The mayor says she's still being upfront about the city's liability.
Mayor Warren says the city will take responsibility for what happened, which may indicate the city will seek to settle with Treyvan's family.
The lawyer for Carrie Houston, Treyvan's mother, says his client's main concern is that nothing like this ever happens again.