Gonzaga hire Melissa Click 'sorry' for protest incident

SPOKANE, Wash. --- New Gonzaga hire Melissa Click ‘sorry’ for Mizzou incident.

Click was fired from Mizzou after video surfaced of her yelling at a student journalist covering a protest on campus and calling for “some muscle” for his removal.

Click made a brief statement about that incident in university’s student newspaper, the Gonzaga Bulletin.

"I learned much from the events of Fall 2015 and MU and continue to use that experience to become a better teacher, scholar, and community member,” she said. “I am pleased to be teaching this year at Gonzaga University,” she added.

Click previously talked to a Columbia, Missouri television station after the video of her “asking for muscle” went viral. 

"I've learned I'm not really good at crowd management and have no training in it,” she told KRCG, the CBS affiliate there. Click was apologetic about how she handled the situation.

“For the encounter? Sure. Absolutely. I hope people can identify with something that they regret in a high stress moment and can forgive me for that,” she said.

Click added, “I am sorry for what I did. I wish I could take it back, I wish I could go back and try again. But it did happen and I do take responsibility for it.”

Gonzaga is facing backlash on social media for hiring Click. The school released a statement Friday saying they believe Melissa Click has learned from her time at the University of Missouri and that she will uphold GU's standards.



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