MU Professor Melissa Click apologizes for actions during protest

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COLUMBIA, MO – Wednesday MU Professor Melissa Click apologized for her actions during the student protest over alleged racial incidents on the Columbia campus last November.  Click was suspended from her duties following a confrontation with a student journalist during the protest.

Melissa Click/Suspended MU Professor:  "I certainly wish I hadn't done anything that was worthy of being in a viral video. So again, I'm sorry for my behavior in the video. I wish I could take it back."

"I never had any discussions or consultations with them about what actions they were taking in the movement, so I wasn't that engaged with them to know, intimately, what they were doing and what they were trying to accomplish."

"I didn't see any police present on campus that day. And when I saw President Wolf's email, I was really surprised to see that he had written that the FBI and Missouri Highway Patrol were involved. And then to think back about how MU students, staff and faculty were the only ones present on the quad to keep the crowd calm, I think that raises a lot of questions about who was in charge of the university, that day."