As a manhunt continues for a 50-year-old teacher accused of kidnapping a 15-year-old female student, details about the pair's alleged relationship are being revealed by way of school documents.
WKRN reports on a report produced by Tennessee's Maury County School Administration after its investigation into Tad Cummins' relationship with the minor.
Elizabeth Thomas was a student in Cummins' Forensics class at Culleoka Unit School, and per the report, a middle-school student observed the pair kissing—"It wasn't a makeout kiss, just a peck on the lips," said the student—on Jan. 23. Distressed, the student asked Cummins the next day about the nature of his relationship with the freshman. He allegedly said he was a father figure to Elizabeth, whom he said was dealing with an abusive home life, and saw her as a best friend.