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Public Safety Dispatcher Keeps Job Despite Outcry Over Controversial Newtown Guns Comment

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BROOKFIELD, Conn. (AP) — A public safety dispatcher in a Connecticut town bordering Newtown is being allowed to keep his job despite an outcry over a comment he posted on Facebook about the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings.

Gregory Beck is a resident of and dispatcher in Brookfield. Referring to a tribute to the 20 children and six adults killed in 2012 at the Newtown school called "26 Days of Kindness," Beck wrote on Facebook in November that his kindness would be distributing ammunition to his friends. He later apologized.

The News-Times of Danbury reports (http://bit.ly/1cUgsV7 ) the town's Board of Ethics decided Thursday to take no disciplinary action against Beck, who posted the comment while working as a town dispatcher.

Beck has resigned his seat on the town school board because of the posting.

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Information from: The News-Times, http://www.newstimes.com

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