Missing Tennessee teen found safe, former teacher arrested

Tad Cummins (left) and Catherine Elizabeth Thomas (right)
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WBKO/AP) -- The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation announced Thursday that the teacher accused of kidnapping his 15-year-old student has been arrested, and the student was safe.

Tad Cummins was arrested in Northern California.

Elizabeth Thomas disappeared from her home near Columbia on March 13. Columbia is about 45 miles south of Nashville.

Court papers filed recently in the girl's disappearance say she was afraid of the teacher and thought she would face repercussions at school if she resisted him.

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