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Tennessee Teacher Who Ran Away With Student Appeals Length Of His 20-Year Sentence

Tad Cummins has filed an appeal with the 6th circuit court of appeals regarding his case.
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Tad Cummins has filed an appeal with the 6th circuit court of appeals regarding his case.

Attorney Rob McKinney tells us Cummins is appealing his 20-year sentence in Federal prison. 

The teacher, who ran away with his student Elizabeth Thomas, was the subject of a nationwide Amber Alert in 2017. 

Cummins later pleaded guilty to taking a minor across state lines with the intent to have sex. 

The two were on the run for 38 days before they were discovered in a cabin in rural northern California.