Tennessee student found safe, teacher arrested in California

On March 13, 15-year-old Tennessee teen Elizabeth Thomas went missing, along with her 50-year-old teacher Tad Cummins. After they went missing, Cummins's wife of 31 years, Jill, filed for divorce.

In their Tweet, the TBI says Cummins has been arrested and Thomas has been "safely recovered". Authorities said they found Cummins' Nissan Rogue and later located the pair.

The attorney for the Thomas family sang the praises of law enforcement Thursday, expressing how unbelievably elated they all are.

They were spotted in Oklahoma city after the disappearance, where surveillance footage showed them purchasing food items in the store with cash.

March 24 - Cummins' coworkers offered a reward in AMBER Alert. The tipster later saw their photos from news reports and said he realized that Cummins "was the guy".

Jill Cummins, who has publicly pleaded with her husband, Tad Cummins, to bring the Columbia, Tenn. girl home, filed the documents in Maury County Chancery Court Friday citing irreconcilable differences and inappropriate marital conduct.

Cummins appeared to have darkened his hair and Thomas may now have red hair.

Siskiyou County Sheriff's spokeswoman Kelly Giordano did not immediately return a call for comment.

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April 5, 2017: Thomas' father urges his daughter to come home, "We all want you home".

At this point in the investigation the TBI has received more than 1,300 tips from almost every state in the country.

LaughingWolf said when the commune told Cummins wouldn't be a good fit for the commune, he reportedly stormed off with his young victim.

TBI Director Mark Gwyn said authorities from Maury County, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and his agency were in route to Cecilville, California to recover Elizabeth Thomas and fly her back on TBI aircraft.

"I feel a little amusing because there were all kinds of indications that there was something a little amusing going on never occurred to me that she was 15 year old, they said she was 22, I thought...yeah", said Peter LaughingWolf.

A northern California man said his property caretaker and a quick-thinking neighbor hatched a plan to keep Tad Cummins and Elizabeth Thomas in their sights after the duo showed up on his property.

"He was certainly putting a lot of planning into disappearing", Brent Cooper, the district attorney for Maury County, Tennessee, told ABC News in an interview earlier this month.

Agents said it would be about a day before Thomas would be reunited with her family. If the press conference is not live streamed from the TBI's Facebook page, it will be streamed from their affiliates' sites.

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