Missing Tenn. student Elizabeth Thomas found, former teacher Tad Cummins arrested in California

KatarzynaBialasiewicz/iStock/Thinkstock(YREKA, Ca.) -- Former Tennessee teacher Tad Cummins, who is accused of kidnapping his 15-year-old student, has been arrested in northern California, according to the Tennessee Bureau of
Investigation.

Authorities said the student, Elizabeth Thomas, has been "safely recovered."

The Siskiyou County Sheriff's Department confirmed to ABC News on Thursday that it had located Cummins' vehicle. Siskiyou County is nestled in the northernmost part of California in the Shasta
Cascade region along the Oregon border.

Cummins, a 50-year-old married father and grandfather, was wanted on allegations of aggravated kidnapping and sexual contact with a minor. An Amber Alert had been issued for Thomas.


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