Former Tennessee teacher pleads not guilty
Nashville, Tenn. (WDEF) – Tad Cummins, the former teacher charged with fleeing the state with one of his students, has pleaded not guilty to federal charges.
According to federal court documents filed May 26th, Cummins pleaded not guilty to charges of transporting a minor across state lines for sex and obstruction of justice.
Cummins was found last month in northern California with his former student, Elizabeth Thomas, in a remote cabin.
That was almost five weeks after they disappeared.
If convicted, Cummins will face 10 years to life in prison.