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BROOKFIELD, Conn. (AP) - A local school board member in Connecticut has resigned amid an outcry over his comment that he would observe the one-year anniversary of the Newtown school shootings by distributing ammunition.

Gregory Beck faced numerous calls for his resignation from the Board of Education in Ridgefield, which borders Newtown, where 20 first-graders and six educators were killed Dec. 14, 2012.

The News-Times of Danbury reports (http://bit.ly/1deq5Ea ) Beck left the board Tuesday, just two months after being elected.

During a tribute to the Newtown victims called “26 Days of Kindness,” Beck wrote on Facebook that his acts of kindness would be giving ammunition to his friends on each of the 26 days.

He later apologized.

Beck faces town ethics complaints for posting the comment while working as a local emergency services dispatcher.

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