Melissa Click confronts Mark Schierbecker and later calls for "muscle" to help remove him from the protest area in Columbia, Mo. on Nov. 9, 2015.
Mark Schierbecker—AP
January 30, 2016 10:16 AM EST

The University of Missouri professor charged with misdemeanor assault after calling for “muscle” to remove a student journalist from a campus protest cut a deal with prosecutors on Friday.

Melissa Click, an assistant communications professor, will be required to complete 20 hours of community service as part of the agreement, according to USA Today.

Click, who was suspended from the university this week, drew national attention in November, when a viral video showed her trying to eject a student journalist from an area where protesters were gathered.

Protests broke out at the University of Missouri last year over the school’s handling of racial issues, prompting the resignation of university President Tim Wolfe in November.

[Read more in USA Today]

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