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Charges Filed Against Assistant Mizzou Professor

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Charges Filed Against Assistant Mizzou Professor

Columbia, MO  (KTRS)  A University of Missouri assistant professor is now facing charges stemming from an incident during campus protests. Columbia City Prosecutor Steve Richey  filed a misdemeanor assault charge against 45-year-old Melissa Click on Monday morning.  The assistant professor of communications, garnered national attention after she confronted a student photographer and another student videographer during the […]

Charges Filed Against Assistant Mizzou Professor

Columbia, MO  (KTRS)  A University of Missouri assistant professor is now facing charges stemming from an incident during campus protests.

Columbia City Prosecutor Steve Richey  filed a misdemeanor assault charge against 45-year-old Melissa Click on Monday morning.  The assistant professor of communications, garnered national attention after she confronted a student photographer and another student videographer during the protests.

Click confronted a student photographer and a student videographer during the protests, calling for “muscle” to help remove them from the protest area. That day’s demonstrations came after university system’s president and the Columbia campus’ chancellor resigned amid protests over what some saw as indifference to racial issues. The videographer filed a complaint with university police.

Click faces up to 15 days in jail and a $300 fine. A warrant was not issued for Click’s arrest, but she will be issued a summons to appear in court.

Click did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment, and her listed home phone number is not in service.

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