The embattled Charlottesville city councillor who came under fire over a series of offensive tweets is resigning from his teaching position at Albemarle High School. Wes Bellamy announced his plans in a statement on Monday. In late November, a local blogger revealed a number of Bellamy’s disparaging tweets between 2009 and 2014, forcing him to step down from his seat on the Virginia Board of Education. Currently, there’s a petition circulating for Bellamy’s removal from his council post.
Councillor Under fire