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Man Accused of Kidnapping Student Loses Teaching License

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    Tad Cummins is seen in this April 20, 2017, photo released by the Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office. Cummins, 50, was arrested for kidnapping after he disappeared with a 15-year-old Tennessee student on March 13. Lawyers for the victim's family say she is back home and under treatment by mental health experts specializing in trauma. Authorities credit the caretaker of a remote northern California property for helping police find her.

    The Tennessee Board of Education has revoked the teaching license of a man who led police on a nationwide manhunt after running away with a 15-year-old student.

    WSMV-TV reports that the board announced its decision Friday against Tad Cummins.

    The 50-year-old, whose trial is set for January, has filed paperwork saying he is pleading not guilty to charges of taking a minor across state lines for sex, and obstruction of justice.

    A judge ordered Cummins held until trial after an FBI agent testified that he admitted to having sex with the girl most nights during the 38 days he was on the run with her.

    Cummins and the girl were found in April in a remote area of northern California following a tip to police.