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Weeks before a student and teacher went missing, another teen reported seeing them kiss - ABC News

Nearly two months before a high school student and her former teacher went missing, they were allegedly seen kissing by another student in the teacher's classroom. The school district investigated the allegation, removed student Elizabeth Thomas from ...and more »

Cops Hunt Teacher Accused Of Abducting Student - Huffington Post

Tennessee investigators are racing against time to find a kidnapped teen whose disappearance has captured national attention. Elizabeth Thomas, 15, disappeared from a restaurant in Columbia, Tennessee, seven days ago, and authorities believe her former ...and more »

Manhunt intensifies for Tenn. teacher and 'troubled' 15-year-old he's accused of abducting - Washington Post

Tad Cummins handed over the title of his SUV, put up some other personal effects and walked out of the loan office with $4,500 in cash. The 50-year-old high school health teacher was on the verge of losing his job and his freedom after he'd been ...and more »

Ex-Teacher Accused of Kidnapping Student Is 'Off the Grid' After Allegedly Fleeing with Teen - PEOPLE.com

As the investigation into the alleged abduction of a 15-year-old Tennessee girl by her 50-year-old former teacher enters its second week, officials say the pair seems to have gone “off the grid.” “We still [have a lack of] information, lack of quality ...and more »

'If you're listening ... call,' brother pleads to sister allegedly kidnapped by former teacher - ABC News

The older brother of a Tennessee teenager who was allegedly kidnapped by her former teacher is pleading with his sister to come home. James Thomas, 26, told ABC News he'd like to send a message to his 15-year-old sister, Elizabeth Thomas, who has not ...and more »

Teacher Accused of Kidnapping Teen May Have Bought Women's Hair Dye Days Before Disappearing - Inside Edition

A Tennessee teacher accused of kidnapping a 15-year-old girl with whom he has allegedly been romantically involved may have bought women's hair dye days before the pair disappeared, according to surveillance footage released by investigators. Elizabeth ...and more »

'He Stole My Daughter': Family of Teen Pleads for Her Safe Return After Former Teacher Allegedly Abducted Her - PEOPLE.com

The family of Mary Catherine Elizabeth Thomas is begging for the safe return of the 15-year-old student after she went missing, believed to have disappeared with her former health teacher, 50-year-old Tad Cummins. At a candlelight vigil where around ...and more »

Tennessee girl went missing after report that teacher kissed her - The Mercury News

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A teacher accused of kidnapping a 15-year-old female student in Tennessee had been investigated by the school system after another student reported seeing him kiss the girl, a lawyer for the missing girl's family said. Teacher ...and more »

Police: Hunt continues for armed teacher who kidnapped student - CNN

(CNN) It's been a week, and still, there is no sign of the 15-year-old girl or the Culleoka, Tennessee, high school teacher charged with abducting her weeks after another student reported seeing the two kissing. A lawyer for Elizabeth Thomas' father ...and more »

Missing Tennessee student: From kissing allegation to 5-week manhunt - CNN

(CNN) A manhunt for a Tennessee high school teacher accused of kidnapping a 15-year-old student ended Thursday in California, 38 days after the girl had been reported missing. Tad Cummins, 50, was in custody, and the student, Elizabeth Thomas, was ...and more »