Gonzaga Students Speak Out on Punishment in Gun Incident
This morning, the two Gonzaga University students who were originally placed on probation after using a gun to scare off an intruder told Fox and Friends that their fight is just beginning in the headline-making story.
Erik Fagan and Dan McIntosh's firearms were confiscated by security after they werer used to avert an attempted break-in in which a six-time convicted felon tried to break into their on-campus house, demanding money.
Fagan told the co-hosts that the man started threatening him, telling him things like, "You don't want to do this; I just got out of jail."
The student began yelling for his roommate, which was when McIntosh ran down with his firearm, pointing it at the felon and causing him to flee.
However, even though the young men were happy to be alive and safe following the terrifying incident, they soon found themselves in hot water. The school claimed it was against policy for students to have weapons in campus housing. Fagan and McIntosh were placed on probation for the rest of the school year.
"I would have felt inadequate to respond to the danger presenting itself ... I'm not a [big] guy..." McIntosh said when asked what he would have done in the situation if he hadn't had a weapon in his home.
The two students say what they're fighting for now is for the incident to be removed from their educational record, something they say will follow them around for the rest of their college careers.
Watch the full interview, above.