Tennessee police are searching for a 15-year-old high school freshman who was abducted by her 50-year-old former teacher, according to authorities.
Elizabeth Thomas went missing on March 13 after a student caught her kissing teacher Tad Cummins in a classroom, CNN reported.
"Our efforts to locate her - and the man suspected to have kidnapped her - remain active and ongoing, but to this point have produced no credible sightings or actionable information about their whereabouts," the Tennesee Bureau of Investigations (TBI) reportedly saying this in a release.
Cummins is believed to be equipped with two handguns, according to the TBI. An amber alert was activated in Tennessee and Alabama after Thomas' disappearance, and investigators last detected her near Decatur, Ala.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said they had received 450 information, but no confirmed spot, which makes investigators believe he is keeping Thomas under the radar. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation added Cummins to its top ten most wanted list on March 17.
On Saturday, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation updated its Amber Alert explaining little progress has been made since investigative efforts assumed Elizabeth and teacher Tad Cummins are in Decatur, Alabama, about 70 miles south of Culleoka. State investigators have received 250 tips, from 24 states, including California, but none has been helpful in locating the girl.
They're left to believe Cummins could be staying out of the public. Police are trying to estimate how much cash he may have. Cummins took out a $4,500 loan days before he disappeared, police reportedly telling the media.
"He potentially may have them sleeping in the vehicle or Cummins may have driven them far away from Tennessee to a rural community. Having now been on the run for more than five days, Cummins may have taken her, frankly, anywhere," the Amber Alert update said.