- The Washington Times - Sunday, November 10, 2013

Two students at Gonzaga University in Washington state are facing possible expulsion after they pulled a handgun to ward off a six-time felon from breaking into their college-owned apartment.

A university discipline board decided on Friday to move forward with sanctions, including possible expulsion, against Erik Fagan and Dan McIntosh for possessing a handgun on campus-owned property, My Fox Spokane reported.

The two were at their apartment in Spokane on the evening of Oct. 24 when John Taylor, a felon with an extensive criminal history, tried to force his way into the apartment.

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Mr. McIntosh has a concealed weapons permit, and he pulled out his pistol to intimidate the criminal. Taylor saw the gun and left the property, and Spokane police took later took him into custody, the Fox affiliate reported.

In a statement to KAYU-TV, a university spokesman said the weapons policy was longstanding and had been put in place to reduce the number of threats to the school.