The University of Missouri communications professor who was seen last November in a YouTube video calling for "muscle" to help remove a student journalist from a campus "Black Lives Matter" protest has now been charged with assault.
Melissa Click was charged with third-degree assault for issuing the threat and the Class C misdemeanor carries a maximum penalty of 15 days in jail, according to The Kansas City Star.
The protest she was a part of led to the resignations of the Mizzou president, it's chancellor, and one of the university's "beloved" professors. However, Click remains an assistant professor in the Department of Communications.
Prior to the charge, Click has only offered a kind-of apology, obviously forced, and then resigned from her courtesy post from the School of Journalism. (Journalism -- as in the student reporter had a constitutional right to document what was happening in a public space.)
While 100 Republican state legislators called for Click to be fired, a group of over 100 Mizzou faculty defended her in a letter to university leaders.
The KC Star says the 15-day jail sentence is only "possible."