Wife: Missing teacher "didn't want to face the consequences"

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The wife and daughters of the teacher accused of kidnapping a student in Tennessee are pleading for him to come home. (WPVI)

The wife and daughters of the teacher accused of kidnapping a student in Tennessee are pleading for him to come home.

Tad Cummins, 50, is accused of having an inappropriate relationship with 15-year-old Elizabeth Thomas.

The pair have been missing for more than month.

They were last spotted by a Walmart surveillance camera in Oklahoma City on March 15, two days after they disappeared from Columbia, Tennessee.

Jill Cummins reported her husband of more than 30 years missing after finding a note at home.

"I think he left because he was so ashamed of what had happened. He couldn't face me or anyone. And he didn't want to face the consequences, and so he thought that was his only choice," she said.

Jill Cummins says she thought her husband was mentoring Elizabeth, and her husband even took the teen to church.

But, Jill says Tad was "friendly to everyone," so she didn't see any red flags.

Jill has filed for divorce, but says she's still hopeful Tad will come home.

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