NEWTOWN, Conn. -- The Newtown teacher who police say brought a loaded gun to Newtown Middle School on April 6 appeared in court on Wednesday, April 20, only to have his case continued until May 25, according to the News-Times.
Jason Adams, 46, an eighth-grade science teacher who has a valid pistol permit, was arrested after a Newtown Middle School employee told security personnel that Adams appeared to have a weapon concealed under his clothing, according to police .
The teacher was immediately detained and charged with possession of a weapon on school property, a felony offense. Police said he violated state law and district policy forbidding the possession of firearms on school grounds.
Newtown Middle School, at 11 Middle St., is less than two miles from Sandy Hook Elementary School, where 20 first-graders and six educators were killed three years ago. The Newtown Public School District said Adams has been placed on administrative leave with pay.
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