PHOTOS: Tad Cummins & Elizabeth Thomas, Missing Teacher & Student

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Update: Tad Cummins was arrested in northern California on April 20 and Elizabeth Thomas was recovered safely. Tad Cummins, a married teacher, is accused of taking a Tennessee teenager on the run. He described himself as a "warrior-poet" and "Jesus freak" on social media. Police say Cummins, 50, a now suspended teacher from Culleoka Unit School in Maury County, Tennessee, groomed 15-year-old Elizabeth Thomas for sexual abuse before the pair disappeared. On social media, the disgraced teacher wrote about teaching and being in love. However, he also posted many photos of himself with his wife, to whom he was married since 1985. An Amber Alert was issued for Thomas, who was a student at Cummins' school. Shocked neighbors described Cummins - a father and grandfather - as a down-to-earth family man. The Tennessee statewide Amber Alert was issued by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation on behalf of the Maury County Sheriff Department for 15-year old Thomas. The alert describes Thomas "is white, blonde hair, hazel eyes, 5’5” and 120 pounds, last seen wearing a flannel shirt and black leggings. She may be in the area of Decatur Alabama." Thomas is believed to be with 50-year old Cummins, the Amber Alert says, and it describes the teacher as a "white male, 6’0”, 200 pounds, brown hair and eyes. He is believed to be armed with two handguns and driving a Silver Nissan Rogue, TN tag, 976ZPT. A warrant has been issued for Cummins for Sexual Contact with a Minor." Thomas' father has taken to social media imploring his daughter to return, and Tennessee authorities said on March 17 that they did not have many leads or solid information on the pair, although they did release a surveillance video they said showed Cummins gassing up his car before the pair vanished. (Photo from Tennessee Bureau of Investigation)



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