Tad Cummins drops appeal of his 20 year sentence in Federal prison

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The former Maury County teacher who ran away with his student has decided to drop an appeal on the length of his prison sentence.

Tad Cummins appealed to the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals after he was sentenced to 20 years in Federal Prison. 

It is not clear why he dropped his appeal. 

When Cummins was a teacher at Culeoka Unit School he ran away with his student, Elizabeth Thomas. They were the subject of a nationwide Amber Alert in 2017.  After 38 days on the run, authorities found them hiding in a rustic cabin in Northern California. 

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

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