Death of Restrained Teen at Yonkers School Ruled an Accident

Corey Foster was physically restrained at Leake & Watts residential treatment center in Yonkers after a dispute on a basketball court on April 18

Wednesday, Jul 11, 2012  |  Updated 7:50 AM EDT
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Teen's Death at Yonkers School Ruled Accidental

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Corey Foster

The Westchester County medical examiner has ruled that the death of a teenager who died after he was restrained at a school for troubled children was an accident.     

The finding was made in a report issued Tuesday, according to the Journal News.

Corey Foster was physically restrained at Leake & Watts residential treatment center in Yonkers after a dispute on a basketball court on April 18.   

The report said the 16-year-old suffered cardiac arrest "during an excited state while being subdued.''     

His mother, Sheila, told the Journal News she was disappointed with the finding. Shortly after his death, Sheila Foster called her son "a kind boy" and said she had trusted the school to take care of him.     

Her attorney said he planned to file papers in court Tuesday seeking the release of a surveillance video that could help identify staffers involved in the incident.     

The district attorney's office said the investigation was continuing. 

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