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UA students facing charges after campus confrontation with Border Patrol

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Posted at 9:34 AM, Apr 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-02 12:34:02-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — Two University of Arizona students who confronted Border Patrol agents on campus earlier this month are now facing criminal charges.

Bystanders and students involved streamed video of the incident online.

Border Patrol agents visited a criminal justice classroom to talk to students. The video shows the two students yelling at the agents and arguing with club members.

University of Arizona President Robert Robbins sent a letter to the campus community Friday, saying "U of A Police is charging those students with 'interference with the peaceful conduct of an educational institution.'"

Robbins says police will continue to investigate the incident, including actions involving university employees.