A former Newtown teacher accused of carrying a loaded pistol in school has made a brief court appearance. Jason Adams is asking a Danbury Superior Court judge to allow him into a probation program that could result in the charges being erased. He has applied for accelerated rehabilitation. Adams was in court yesterday, but the case was continued to September 15th. The former Newtown Middle School teacher was charged in April with carrying a loaded .45-caliber pistol inside the school. Police say Adams had a valid pistol permit, but state law prohibits firearms on school grounds. Adams resigned after being placed on administrative leave following his arrest.