DANBURY, Conn. (AP) – Court documents show a Newtown middle school teacher who
was arrested on a weapon possession charge was carrying a loaded .45-caliber
pistol in a holster inside the school.

A Danbury Superior Court judge on Wednesday entered an initial not-guilty plea
for 46-year-old Jason Adams before continuing the case to May 25.

Adams was arrested April 6 after a school employee saw the pistol and notified
authorities.

Police say Adams had a valid pistol permit, but Connecticut state law prohibits
possession of firearms on school grounds.

Adams was placed on administrative leave. He has not responded to messages left
at his home.

Newtown Middle School is less than 2 miles from the site of the December 2012
shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School that killed 20 first-graders
and six educators.

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