Former Newtown teacher's gun case postponed

DANBURY, Conn. (AP) " A court hearing for a former Newtown, Connecticut, teacher charged with carrying a loaded pistol in school has been postponed.

Jason Adams was scheduled to appear in Danbury Superior Court on Thursday for arguments on his application for accelerated rehabilitation, a probation program that could result in the charges being erased.

The hearing has been rescheduled for Sept. 22.

The former Newtown Middle School teacher was charged in April with carrying a loaded .45-caliber pistol inside the school. Adams had a valid permit, but state law prohibits firearms on school grounds.

The middle school is less than two miles from the site of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in which 20 students and six educators were killed.

Adams resigned after being placed on administrative leave following his arrest.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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