Melissa Click, a Missouri professor, who was one of many among a mob scene trying to intimidate and block student journalists, has been charged with assault.
According to the Kansas City Star, the Columbia Prosecutor’s Office said Monday that Assistant Professor Melissa Click is being charged with third-degree assault, a class C misdemeanor that carries with it a potential 15-day jail sentence.
Click received heavy backlash after video surfaced of her asking for “some muscle” to physically remove a student journalist from a protestor encampment surfaced. The protests called for an end to racism on campus and eventually led to the ouster of University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe as well as Chancellor R. Brown Loftin.
The video was uploaded to YouTube and has since garnered nearly 3 million views.
According to NBC News, the videographer filed the initial complaint with university police.
More than 100 Republican state lawmakers in Missouri called for Click to be fired following the incident. However, she remains employed by the university.
Click has not responded to the charges.