Missing Tennessee Teacher Arrested, Teenager Found Safe

  • 4/20/2017 2:13:01 PM
  • Larry Stine
  • Local News

SISKIYOU COUNTY, CA - After over a month missing, a 15-year-old Tennessee girl and her former teacher have been found on the other side of the country.

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.

Cummins Nissan Rogue was found in Siskiyou County, located in a remote area near the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, about three hours northwest of Redding, California.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation 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.

 

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