Ohio State Student Violently Shoves Trump Protester Down Staircase in Shocking Video
A student was arrested Monday after cops say he's the one seen in a shocking video ramming into a Trump protester, sending him down a set of stairs during a rally at Ohio State University.
Shane Stanton was arrested by police in Columbus on Monday. The 24-year-old is allegedly the man heard yelling, "you idiot!" before slamming his body into Timothy Adams.
Adams, who'd been addressing a crowd of protesters through a bullhorn, was smashed viciously to the ground. However, he sustained no serious injuries, according to campus newspaper The Lantern.
While Adams struggled to get up, the video appeared to show another protester emerge from the crowd and attack Stanton before other students and authorities intervened.
Stanton was arrested and faces indefinite suspension from the university, according to reports.
According to the OSU student directory, a student named Shane Michael Stanton is enrolled in the university's Sustainable Plant Systems program.
An email sent by InsideEdition.com to the student's school email address did not immediately receive a reply.
"The assault that occurred — that’s what it was — in the Union tonight is completely unacceptable," Undergraduate Student Government president Gerard Basalla told the Lantern. “Every person on this campus has the right to feel safe and voice their opinion without fearing harm. We can’t be having this."
In one of several earlier messages from the university in response to reports of unrest nationwide following Trump's win, University President Michael Drake emphasized the school's commitment to preserving the right to free speech on campus.
“We protect First Amendment rights actively, but we do not under any circumstances tolerate intimidation or threats to students, faculty, staff or visitors to our campus,” Drake said.