Teen Believed Abducted by Teacher Found Safe

Teacher Tad Cummins arrested in Northern California: Tenn. Bureau of Investigation
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 20, 2017 12:21 PM CDT
Fugitive Teacher Arrested, Teen Student Found Safe
Undated photo of Tad Cummins.   (Tennessee Bureau of Investigation via AP, File)

First they found the car—then they found the fugitive teacher and his student. A spokeswoman for the Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office tells the Tennessean that the Nissan Rogue being driven by Tad Cummins, the ex-high school teacher from Tennessee who's been on the lam for more than a month and suspected of kidnapping 15-year-old Elizabeth Thomas, was found Wednesday night in Northern California. Now the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation reports, via a Thursday tweet, that Cummins has been arrested and Thomas was found safe. A press conference has been scheduled for this afternoon. (More Tad Cummins stories.)

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