A Tennessee teenager, Elizabeth Thomas, is being searched by the police. Authorities claim that the 15-year old Thomas is on the run along with a teacher who is some 35 year older than her.
Latest reports suggest that an Amber Alert has been issued for Elizabeth Thomas. Police officials claim that they strongly believe the teenager might be with Tad Cummins, a suspended teacher. The disgraced teacher was suspended from school for developing physical relationship with the young girl.
Authorities according to ABCChicago claim that Elizabeth Thomas was last seen around 8:00 a.m. Monday at a Shoney’s restaurant in Columbia, Tenn. The same day her parents went to the police.
Authorities believe that the girl is in the company of the suspended teacher who was her teacher in the school from where he was recently fired. District Attorney General Brent Coopers confirmed that Cummins is charged in connection with an alleged sexual interaction with Thomas at the school where he taught and she was a student.
Police officials claim that they have a feeling that the suspended teacher may have been planning such sexual relations for long. They believe that he used his time as a teacher to “groom this vulnerable young girl for some time in an effort to lure and potentially sexually exploit her.”
The disgraced teacher was present on social media and described himself on Twitter as “Jesus freak/child of The King, husband, father, grandfather, high-school teacher, clinician, drummer, audio tech, jeep owner, singer/songwriter, warrior-poet.”
Meanwhile the Amber Alert has been issued by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation on behalf of the Maury County Sheriff Department. The alert says the 15-year old girl “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.”