Parents of Teen Who Died While Restrained at Yonkers School Speak Out

Sheila and Andre Foster said they want justice in the death of their son Corey, who died at the Leake and Watts Facility on April 18.

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    The parents of a teenager who died after going into cardiac arrest while being restrained at a Yonkers school for troubled teens spoke out at a news conference Monday.

    Sheila and Andre Foster said they want justice in the death of their son Corey, who died at the Leake and Watts Facility on April 18.

    Police said the teen, who lived at the school, was playing basketball in the gym when he became upset and needed to be restrained.

    His parents said Corey Foster never should have died.

    "He was a kind boy," Sheila Foster said as she choked back tears. "I trusted the school with our son."

    The Fosters and their lawyer are calling on the district attorney to release a videotape they claim shows the last minutes of their son's life.

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