Student who tried to rush stage at Trump rally pleads guilty

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Posted: Jul 26, 2016 5:04 PM

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio college student has pleaded guilty to trying to rush the stage at a Donald Trump rally and has been ordered to stay out of future GOP presidential events.

A federal judge on Tuesday also ordered one year of probation for Thomas DiMassimo and fined him $250.

The same judge had warned him last week to stay away from the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

DiMassimo faced up to a year behind bars on the count of illegally entering a restricted area.

The 22-year-old Wright State University student was arrested March 12 at a Dayton-area airport hangar rally. Video showed he touched the stage while Trump was speaking.

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DiMassimo has said he wanted to grab the microphone to show people they could stand up to the brash presidential candidate.