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An Amber Alert was issued and later canceled on Thursday for a 10-year-old Albuquerque boy whose mother allegedly removed him from school and ignored court orders over a fear of school vaccine mandates.
New Mexico State Police said Nicolai Kuznetsov was found safe in Potter County in the Texas Panhandle some time before 6 p.m. and his mother, 31-year-old Jacqueline Haymon, is in the custody of the local sheriff’s office.
At the time of the Amber Alert, Nicolai hadn’t been seen since Nov. 5 and a bench warrant was issued for Haymon.
According to court records, on Nov. 8, Haymon texted the boy’s father about a possible vaccine requirement at the boy’s school.
“This is something I don’t want. So he’s doing home schooling … Nikolai is going to stay with me for now,” the text message read.
Court records show that, on Thursday, a state District Court judge issued an emergency order granting the father full custody after Haymon refused to return the boy to his father and disobeyed court orders.
Prior to the custody hearing, according to the motion, Haymon sent dozens of letters, “which were essentially gibberish,” to the court.
“The court is gravely concerned about the mother’s mental health and well-being, in addition to the safety of the minor child,” the order states.