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An assistant communications professor for the University of Missouri has resigned from her appointment after being caught on video trying to block a student journalist from reporting in a public area on campus.

FOX's Tonya J. Powers has the story:

The video showing assistant professor Melissa Click was posted on YouTube shortly after University of Missouri system president Tim Wolfe resigned.

She is shown confronting student journalist Tim Tai after he identified himself as a reporter and asked for comment.

(Click) "You need to get out."

(Tai) "I actually don't."

(Click) "Okay, hey, who wants to help me get this reporter out of here? I need some muscle over here!"

Click's courtesy appointment allowed her to serve on graduate panels for students from other academic units. And her resignation was announced by the dean of the Missouri school of journalism via Twitter late Tuesday.

Click issued an apology after seeing the video, saying she expressed regret over her actions.

Tonya J. Powers, FOX News.