Tennessee

Authorities: Missing teen spotted with teacher in Oklahoma

  • This undated photo released by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations shows Tad Cummins in Tennessee.   Tennessee authorities say there’s been a confirmed sighting of Elizabeth Thomas, a 15-year-old girl who disappeared more than two weeks ago with Cummins, her 50-year-old teacher.   The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said it remains "extremely concerned" about the well-being of Elizabeth Thomas, who was last seen Monday, March 13, 2017, in Columbia, Tenn. Cummins was placed on the TBI's Top 10 Most Wanted List. (Tennessee Bureau of Investigations via AP)

    This undated photo released by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations shows Tad Cummins in Tennessee. Tennessee authorities say there’s been a confirmed sighting of Elizabeth Thomas, a 15-year-old girl who disappeared more than two weeks ago with Cummins, her 50-year-old teacher. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said it remains "extremely concerned" about the well-being of Elizabeth Thomas, who was last seen Monday, March 13, 2017, in Columbia, Tenn. Cummins was placed on the TBI's Top 10 Most Wanted List. (Tennessee Bureau of Investigations via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this undated file photo released by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations shows Elizabeth Thomas in Tennessee.   Tennessee authorities say there’s been a confirmed sighting of Thomas, a 15-year-old girl who disappeared more than two weeks ago with her 50-year-old teacher. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said it remains "extremely concerned" about the well-being of Thomas, a high school student who was last seen Monday, March, 13, 2017, in Columbia, Tenn. (Tennessee Bureau of Investigations via AP)

    FILE - In this undated file photo released by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations shows Elizabeth Thomas in Tennessee. Tennessee authorities say there’s been a confirmed sighting of Thomas, a 15-year-old girl who disappeared more than two weeks ago with her 50-year-old teacher. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said it remains "extremely concerned" about the well-being of Thomas, a high school student who was last seen Monday, March, 13, 2017, in Columbia, Tenn. (Tennessee Bureau of Investigations via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • This undated photo released by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations shows Tad Cummins in Tennessee.   Tennessee authorities say there’s been a confirmed sighting of Elizabeth Thomas, a 15-year-old girl who disappeared more than two weeks ago with Cummins, her 50-year-old teacher.   The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said it remains "extremely concerned" about the well-being of Elizabeth Thomas, who was last seen Monday, March 13, 2017, in Columbia, Tenn. Cummins was placed on the TBI's Top 10 Most Wanted List. (Tennessee Bureau of Investigations via AP)

    This undated photo released by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations shows Tad Cummins in Tennessee. Tennessee authorities say there’s been a confirmed sighting of Elizabeth Thomas, a 15-year-old girl who disappeared more than two weeks ago with Cummins, her 50-year-old teacher. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said it remains "extremely concerned" about the well-being of Elizabeth Thomas, who was last seen Monday, March 13, 2017, in Columbia, Tenn. Cummins was placed on the TBI's Top 10 Most Wanted List. (Tennessee Bureau of Investigations via AP)  (The Associated Press)

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

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

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

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