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Teen allegedly kidnapped by teacher suffered 'severe emotional trauma,' attorney says

Teen allegedly kidnapped by teacher suffered 'severe emotional trauma,' attorney says

A 15-year-old Tennessee student who was allegedly kidnapped by her teacher “has suffered severe emotional trauma and that her process of recovery is only just beginning,” her attorney said.

The girl is being evaluated and treated by mental health experts specializing in trauma, lawyer Jason Whatley said in a statement Friday.

He said the girl is in a safe location with friends and family and is now resting.

Authorities credit the caretaker of a remote property in far Northern California with helping police find her and arrest her alleged abductor, fired teacher Tad Cummins. After Griffin Barry became suspicious of two people he initially thought were in distress, his tip...

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