NASHVILLE, Tenn — A lawsuit has been settled between a Tennessee school district and a former student who was kidnapped by a teacher when she was 15 years old. 

Tad Cummins, the former teacher who has been charged with taking a minor across state lines for sex, sparked a weeks-long nationwide manhunt when he fled the state with the former Culleoka Unit School student in 2017. They were later found in the remote area of Cecilville in Northern California. 

The girl and her father sued the Maury County School district in 2018, accusing teachers and the school's principal of ignoring several red flags regarding Cummins. 

The victim was awarded $650,000 in a settlement agreement. Cummins last year was sentenced to 20 years in prison.

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