‘Missing’ child found in mother’s custody

RIO HONDO — A statewide Amber Alert that was issued for the “disappearance” of a 10-year-old child late Wednesday has been called off.

Yesterday, the child was known to be in the custody of the mother.

According to a school district statement, the child, a Rio Hondo student, was released during car pickup to an unknown individual.

However, the district’s statement confirmed the mother had picked up the child after school Wednesday.

Authorities issued the Amber Alert hours after the incident and believed the child may have been in “grave or immediate danger.”

According to the school district’s statement, the district learned that this surrounds a domestic dispute and the student remains with the mother.

The statement signed by Superintendent Ismael Garcia said, “The safety and security of all students at Rio Hondo ISD remains a priority to us, and we will continue to work with the family during this difficult time.”

The district did not have any further information about the case.