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Brookfield Board Member-Elect Apologizes For Newtown Comment

BROOKFIELD (AP) — A newly elected school board member in Brookfield has apologized for saying on Facebook that he’ll observe the anniversary of the Newtown shooting by distributing ammunition.

Gregory Beck of Brookfield was referring to a tribute known as “26 Days of Kindness,” which began November 19 and runs through December 14. The campaign asks participants to donate to charity or give of themselves in that period of time. Beck wrote on Facebook that his acts of kindness would be to distribute ammunition to friends who are gun enthusiasts on each of the 26 days.

Beck said last week his comment was not intended to be malicious and that he recognizes it was insensitive and indefensible.

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