New allegations are emerging about Ted Cummins. Authorities are still looking for the 50-year-old and his alleged kidnapping victim Elizabeth Thomas. Now, another female student is sharing details about Cummins' relationship with her, including singing her a creepy love song.
“I could swim for a thousand miles in the oceans inside your eyes and never reach the side," the former Tennessee teacher is heard singing to Destany Parrish, per Inside Edition. Parrish describes a close (but not inappropriate) relationship with Cummins. "We used to be really, really close. I could talk to him about just about anything. He was somebody I could go to and not have to worry."
Parrish was about the same age as Thomas during the friendship. She shares that Cummins arranged for them to be alone in the music room, so he could sing these lyrics he penned. "We were in the music room right next to his classroom and I had learned a new song on the piano and I was going to show him, but he sat down first and played that song."
At the time, Parrish didn't feel weirded out but in light of Thomas' disappearance, she questions the intentions behind the love song. “I didn't assume, but everything is so different now looking back."
[Photo: Tennessee Bureau of Investigation]