Breaking: Elizabeth Thomas and Former Tennessee Teacher Tad Cummins Have Been Found

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According to ABC News, former Tennessee teacher Tad Cummins has been placed under arrest following the kidnapping of 15-year-old Elizabeth Thomas. Elizabeth has been safely recovered in Northern California, authorities say.

The two were the subject of an ongoing AMBER Alert and investigators said they were "off the grid." 

Cummins was suspended from his job after he was caught kissing the 15-year-old on school grounds. He was then fired after the two fled Tennessee.

A warrent had been issued for Cummins' arrest on charges of aggravated kidnapping and sexual contact with a minor, PEOPLE reports.

Authorities are planning an afternoon news conference with more details on their capture, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said.

[H/T Twitter / @ABCNews]


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