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Students Facing Expulsion in WA for Defending Selves
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From http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/11/10/was...-ward-off/:

Quote:A pair of college students in Washington state are facing disciplinary action, including possible expulsion, for using a handgun to prevent an intruder from entering their university-owned apartment.

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Fagan and McIntosh were at the off-campus apartment on the night of October 24 when they heard a knock at the door. Fagan answered the door and found himself face-to-face with John Taylor, a convicted felon wanted on an outstanding warrant by Washington State's Department of Corrections. Fagan said Taylor demanded money, and became frustrated when the student refused.

When Taylor attempted to barge into the apartment, Fagan called to McIntosh, who brandished his pistol, the site reported. At that, Taylor left the scene, but was later arrested by Spokane Police after the students filed a report.

I'm on the fence with this one. They are on private property knowingly possessing firearms when they know it violates policy (off-campus housing is still owned by the college and so is college property). The property owner has the right to prohibit firearms on property. However, they students are facing expulsion for protecting themselves Angry.
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It would be interesting to see how Washington State landlord-tenant law applies in this case.
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rmagill;125014 Wrote:I'm on the fence with this one. They are on private property knowingly possessing firearms when they know it violates policy (off-campus housing is still owned by the college and so is college property). The property owner has the right to prohibit firearms on property. However, they students are facing expulsion for protecting themselves Angry.

^ that sums up my feelings too. As Temple Alumni, I still shake my thinking about how I walked through campus late at night while unarmed. At the same time, I'd also look stupid for getting caught carrying a firearm at Temple as a student. All around, it's a very shitty situation. As long as colleges remain liberal breeding grounds, nothing will change.
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