Newtown, Connecticut – A middle school in Newtown witnessed a troubling sight early on Wednesday when a teacher was found carrying a concealed weapon on Newtown Middle School facilities. Even though the science teacher carried a permit for the gun, the school’s policy strictly forbids any possession of guns on school property. What’s more, this particular town, Newtown, also witnessed a shocking killing rampage that left 26 dead, including teachers and children.
After the shooting that took place just over 4 years ago at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, security measures on all schools on a state level were tightened. Nevertheless, the science teacher from Newtown Middle School showed that there are still loops in security protocols, yet no threats were made by the teacher.
Newtown’s science teachers, identified, as Jason M. Adams was later arrested and charged with felony. Jason M. Adams is being charged by authorities at Newtown with possession of a gun on school property, even when he was carrying a valid pistol permit. This state in particular, has raised the security on its schools, considering the increased police personnel set to guard schools in American schools.
Adams will have his day in court on April 20, yet he was released for now, pending the results of the authorities’ investigation, police said. It’s worth noticing that Adams didn’t appear to have any valid reason to take a firearm to his workplace, especially if the workplace is a middle school. But before taking a risk, the school’s security personnel noticed he was armed and were able to detain him as they called the police.
Before the arrest of the suspect Jason M. Adams, Newton’s police department had joined forces with the Newtown Public Schools in order to determine if the science teacher was in fact, violating the law.
Adams’ motives to bring a gun to school remain unclear
According to the press release from Newtown’s Police Department, Adams broke the State Statute 53a-217 (b) when he entered the school’s premises with a concealed weapon. Not only he will be charged with a class D felony after finding he brought a loaded gun into a middle school, but he is also on temporarily leave after the investigation concludes, said the school.
“This matter is very serious and troubling, both the Newtown Public School system and the Newtown Police Department took immediate steps to address the matter,” said the statement released earlier on Wednesday after Adams was arrested.
Newtown Public School system was quick on its feet regarding Adams’ case, considering the teacher was already given a court date to defend itself. On a strange note, Adams has not made any declaration to the press after the commotion on Wednesday at Newtown Middle School.
Nevertheless, media reporters will have to wait until April 20 to hear Jason’s side of the story, and what made him take his gun to school. Regardless of the outcome of his trial set for later this month, the case will surely have plenty of attention nationwide as it stirred old preoccupations about gun safety in schools.