Missouri’s Janna Basler on leave for blocking student photographer from protest.

Mizzou Staff Member Placed on Leave for Intimidating, Blocking Student Photographer

Mizzou Staff Member Placed on Leave for Intimidating, Blocking Student Photographer

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Nov. 11 2015 7:04 PM

Mizzou Staff Member Placed on Leave for Intimidating, Blocking Student Photographer

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The University of Missouri on Wednesday announced Director of Greek Life, Janna Basler, one of the staff members involved in forcibly preventing a student journalist from covering Monday’s protests on campus, has been place on administrative leave.

Basler and assistant professor Melissa Click were caught on film organizing students to physically and verbally intimidate student photographer Tim Tai to prevent him from taking pictures of the protesters assembled on the quad. Basler at 2:00 minutes in the video above can be seen personally blocking Tai from taking pictures. On Tuesday, Basler issued a statement apologizing.

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Melissa Click, who is a faculty member in the school’s Department of Communication, resigned her “courtesy appointment” at the university’s journalism school on Wednesday.