SPOKANE, Wash. -- Gonzaga University will not expel two students for using a gun to defend themselves in an off-campus and Gonzaga owned apartment.

They will be placed on probation for the rest of their time at the university.

Students Erik Fagan and Dan McIntosh were originally threatened with expulsion after they flashed a gun at a man with outstanding felony warrants who came to their door asking for money.

That man was later arrested.

Fagan and McIntosh were told by campus security that they violated school policy by having a firearm on Gonzaga University property.

Gonzaga said the building is part of university property even though it is off campus.

The Gonzaga president sent an open email to students on Saturday acknowledging calls to reevaluate the school s rules on guns.

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