Student who tried to rush stage at Trump rally pleads guilty


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.

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

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