An Amber Alert has been cancelled in New York City for a 10-year-old girl taken from a school by her mother who does not have legal custody.


Carlos Hicks, Jacqueline Hicks (Amber Alert)

According to 7 ABC, the girl was found safe and sound early Thursday afternoon and her mother, Jacqueline Hicks, has been taken into custody.

The girl, who lives with her aunt and uncle, was picked  from the Castle Middle School on Henry Street in Manhattan on Wednesday afternoon around 1 p.m. by her mother. The NYC Dept. of Education is investigating the incident and a possible paperwork error that listed only the girl's father, Carlos, as not being allowed to pick up the girl from school.