Missing Tennessee Teacher Arrested, Teen Found Safe
TAD CUMMINS IS UNDER ARREST AND ELIZABETH THOMAS HAS BEEN SAFE
Nashville, TN (WZTV) – After weeks on the run, a 15-year-old Tennessee girl and her former teacher have been found.
According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, 50-year old Tad Cummins and Elizabeth Thomas were found in northern California.
Officials say Cummins has been arrested and Thomas is safe.
Authorities say the break came when a vehicle belonging to Cummins was found in Siskiyou County, California.
It was identified using its vehicle identification number
The TBI says Cummins kidnapped Thomas.
The two have been missing since March 13.
Witnesses say Cummins was suspended after he and Thomas had been caught kissing in the classroom earlier this year.
Court documents filed by Thomas’ family claim Cummins groomed the 15-year-old, threatened and stalked her after the school suspended, then fired Cummins.