Gun charges for ex-Newtown, Conn., teacher to be dismissed

Newtown Middle School. Jason Adams, of Newtown, was arrested after he arrived at the school with a concealed weapon.

Newtown Middle School. Jason Adams, of Newtown, was arrested after he arrived at the school with a concealed weapon.

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DANBURY, Conn. — A criminal charge against a former Newtown teacher who police say brought a loaded gun into school is set to be dismissed.

A lawyer for Jason Adams said he successfully completed a nine-month probation program that allows charges to be erased.

Attorney John Maxwell said he expects a state judge in Danbury on Wednesday to dismiss a felony charge of possession of a gun on school grounds.

A lawyer for Jason Adams said he successfully completed a nine-month probation program that allows charges to be erased.

A lawyer for Jason Adams said he successfully completed a nine-month probation program that allows charges to be erased.

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Police said Adams brought a loaded .45-caliber pistol into Newtown Middle School in April last year. Adams had a permit for the gun, but state law prohibits firearms on school grounds. The teacher later resigned.

Maxwell said Adams brought the weapon after receiving threatening messages from conspiracy theorists who claimed the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Newtown never happened.

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