University of Missouri professor suspended in wake of assault charge

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(FOX News) - The University of Missouri on Wednesday suspended an assistant professor who was charged with assault in a campus fracas with student journalists during protests in November.

Melissa Click was charged Monday morning with third-degree assault, the Columbia city prosecutor’s office confirmed to Fox News. If she is found guilty her penalty would ultimately be up to a judge, but would likely require paying a fine, a spokesman from the prosecutor’s office said.

A YouTube video shows Click confronting videographer Mark Schierbecker during a campus protest on Nov. 9 and apparently trying to block him from shooting video on a public quad. At one point, Schierbecker asks to speak with Click, who promptly tells him to leave.

"No, you need to get out,” she says, pointing away and then seeming to grab Schierbecker’s camera. “You need to get out. You need to get out.”

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