Missing child alert issued in Miami: 3 children believed to be with mother

MIAMI - Police in Miami-Dade County are looking for three children believed to have been taken by their mother Friday in an interference of custody case.

A missing child alert was issued overnight for Erin, Derick and Steven Pena.

The children were last seen with their biological mother, Carrie Weingarth and her boyfriend, Christian Coello, Miami-Dade Schools Police said.

Erin Pena, 12, was last seen Friday at Gulf Stream Elementary School at 20900 Gulf Stream Rd. in Cutler Bay.

Police said Weingarth, who does not have custody of Erin, secretly entered the school and removed him during lunch, reported NBC 6 in Miami.

Weingarth has custody of the two younger children, but they haven't been in school for months, police said.

Weingarth and Coello have criminal histories and have active warrants on unrelated cases, police said.

Anyone with information is urged to call Miami-Dade Schools Police at 305-995-1553 or Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.

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