Gonzaga is a Catholic college in the State of Washington, which appears also to be a State of Mind. Two senior students, it seems, discovered an intruder attempting entry into their quarters. The intruder, it was discovered later, had a six times rap sheet. Our students produced a (the horror!) gun to discourage him and it did. Act One curtain.
Act Two: The Gonzaga Administration leaped to defend against this transgression, immediately suspending the two students. We do not know whether the Administration then hired an attorney to defend the felon, but that would not surprise us. Act Two curtain.
Act Three: An occurrence no presently qualified college administrator could possibly have predicted: The students’ blabbing their experience onto social media aroused a popular uprising against the Administration. Obviously, even the comfortably Left State of Washington has its share of benighted heathen who fail to realize that criminal behavior is not their fault, it’s your fault and that self defense is not irrational. The fuss forced the Administration to issue a notice that it would re-address its “whoever has a gun is to be punished” policy with an investigation. We aren’t sure whether the two now safe (from the felon, not from the Administration) students are off the hook.
With these folk in charge of the education of our future leaders, we ought to feel really safe, right?