Missing teen spotted with teacher in Oklahoma, cops say

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Tennessee teen who disappeared with 50-year-old teacher exchanged ‘romantic’ messages

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Police have issued an Amber alert for Thomas and say they have warrants charging Cummins with sexual contact with a minor and aggravated kidnapping.

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The two were reported missing on March 13 from Culleoka, a Tennessee community about 60 miles south of Nashville.

(Tennessee Bureau of Investigations via AP) This undated photo released by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations shows Tad Cummins (left) and Elizabeth Thomas.

NASHVILLE — Tennessee authorities say there’s been a confirmed sighting in Oklahoma of a 15-year-old girl who disappeared more than two weeks ago with her 50-year-old teacher.

The statement says the images captured on March 15 show Cummins had altered his hair to appear darker and Thomas may have changed her hair colour to red. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says surveillance images obtained from a Walmart in Oklahoma City show teacher Tad Cummins and Elizabeth Thomas purchasing food items in the store with cash.

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