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College Will Review Gun Policy After Students Defend Themselves

Face sanctions for having weapons in school-owned housing after using pistol to scare away intruder

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Gonzaga University has agreed to review its weapons policy as two students who used a pistol to drive an intruder from their apartment appeal their probation for having guns in their university-owned apartment.

"As a Jesuit institution dedicated to thoughtful evaluation of complex social issues," Gonzaga will use the incident to re-examine its policy, President Thayne McCulloh said in a weekend statement.

The university informed the students, Erik Fagan, 21, and Daniel McIntosh, 23, over the weekend that they were on probation and could be suspended or expelled for any more violations of the Spokane university's code of conduct, The Spokesman-Review reported.

Gonzaga should consider student safety above all else, said their lawyer, Dean Chuang.