Middle Tenn. teacher who ran away with student to be sentenced


Former Maury County teacher Tad Cummins is expected to hear his sentence on Wednesday.  Cummins knows he’s going to prison. The question is how long.

The U.S. Attorney is asking the judge to give him 30 years.  

Cummins’ attorney is asking for 10 years.

The teacher who ran away with his student, Elizabeth Thomas, was the subject of a nationwide Amber Alert in 2017. 

Cummins later pleaded guilty to taking a minor across state lines with the intent to have sex. 

The two were on the run for 38 days before they were discovered in a cabin in rural northern California.

News 2 will cover the sentencing in Federal Court Wednesday afternoon.

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