Amber alert issued for boy taken from a Venice elementary school

An Amber Alert has been issued for a 6-year-old boy, who was apparently taken from a Venice elementary school by his non-custodial mother on Wednesday, Los Angeles police said.

West Burnett was dropped off at Coeur D'Alene Avenue Elementary School, located in the 800 block of Coeur D'Alene, by a caretaker around 8:35 a.m.

The boy was apparently picked up and abducted by his mother, Nisha Burnett, who does not have custody rights.

Police said the mother drives a 2004 gold BMW with California license plate 6WAP644.

The boy's family is concerned with his safety. West is described as white, standing about 4 feet tall, weighing approximately 40 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes.

If you have seen or have any information regarding the whereabouts of West or Nisha Burnett, please contact detectives at (310) 482-6334.

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