The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation reported Monday it is seeking assistance from authorities in Mexico and Central America to locate a missing High School Student. TBI has issued an Amber Alert for Elizabeth Thomas. It is suspected that she was allegedly abducted by her instructor Tad Cummins. The agency made the demand through the FBI. A week ago, the Associated Press said that the department got a tip that Cummins' vehicle may have been seen in Corpus Christi, Texas. However, there are currently no reports of seeing 15-year-old Elizabeth Thomas or 50-year-old Tad Cummins south of the U.S.

Before the teacher and student disappeared, there seemed to be an underlying relationship between them that was consensual and no one knew about it.

Evidence of intimate affairs

The situation escalating from the actions of Cummins and Thomas is one of many happening in America. This one is just more public due to it consisting of an abduction. The United States is beginning to have a disturbing trend of under-age school students being abused, seduced or coerced sexually by their teachers.

District Attorney Brent Cooper reported to People Magazine that Tad Cummins and Elizabeth Thomas communicated via email with each other. He described the messages as intimate in nature and very inappropriate to be between a 15-year-old and her teacher.

School records from January 23 report that one of Thomas’ peers saw Cummins and the high school student kissing. When the following week came around, police told Thomas' dad about the situation. Everyone in town knew, by then, what allegedly happened with his daughter and her teacher.

What’s happening now

Tad Cummins has been placed on Tennessee's ‘Top 10 Most Wanted’ list since the kidnapping.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation also has a warrant out for his arrest. Culleoka Unit School, located in Maury County, has terminated his employment. Anyone who has any information pertaining to the abduction is asked to contact TBI.

There is a $1,000 compensation for anyone providing any tips that will lead Cummins into police custody.

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