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Student of Suspect In Elizabeth Thomas AMBER ALERT Speaks Out

Posted at 7:56 PM, Mar 27, 2017

As the ongoing AMBER Alert for Elizabeth Thomas enters its third week, a student of former teacher Tad Cummins, the accused kidnapper, opened up about Cummins.

Ali Carr is a student at Culleoka Unit School who has had classes with teacher Tad Cummins for three years.

Cummins has now been missing for two weeks after the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said he ran away with one of his students, Elizabeth Thomas.

Still, without any confirmed sightings, Ali said even if the two have changed their appearance, there are things about Tad Cummins people can look out for.

"He's very, very polite, and he can go on for hours and have a conversation with anybody, and he smiles a lot, all the time, always smiles," Ali said.

The TBI said it has received nearly a thousand tips in Elizabeth's disappearance, none have led to confirmed sightings.