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Ass Clown College of the Week: Gonzaga University

Gonzaga University is The Daily Caller’s Ass Clown College of the Week because it threatened to expel two students for using a gun to chase off an intruder, prohibited students from organizing a Catholic group on campus and admitted infamous “hatefuck” hoaxer Meg Lanker-Simons to law school.

Last week, two students at the Spokane, Wash. school faced the threat of expulsion because one of them produced a gun in response to an aggressive six-time felon who was violently demanding money and trying to enter their apartment. (RELATED: Gonzaga students use gun to scare away violent intruder, now face EXPULSION)

Gonzaga security guards appeared at the students’ apartment immediately after the incident and searched it. They later showed up at 2 a.m., entered the apartment again and forcefully confiscated the gun as well as a hunting rifle.

Administrators found seniors Erik Fagan and Daniel McIntosh in violation of a blanket policy outlawing guns in all university-owned buildings even though, according to CNN, a lawyer representing the students discovered that Gonzaga doesn’t actually own the urban apartment building. The school merely has a long-term lease on the property.

Gonzaga officials ultimately placed Fagan and McIntosh on probation.

Back in April, the Jesuit-affiliated school refused to recognize the Knights of Columbus as an official student group because — wait for it — the Knights of Columbus is a Catholic organization. (RELATED: Catholic Gonzaga University won’t allow Catholic students to form Catholic group)

“The Knights of Columbus, by their [sic] very nature, is a men’s organization in which only Catholics may participate via membership,” reads a letter written then by Sue Weitz, vice president for student life.

Gonzaga is, of course, under the umbrella of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits)—a men’s organization in which only Catholic men may participate via membership.

Weitz’s letter went on to explain that she feels “strongly” about Gonzaga’s “commitment to non-discrimination and inclusivity” and is troubled by the fact that “all members of a student Knights of Columbus group must be Catholic.”

Of course, Gonzaga is most famous because the law school admitted Meghan Lanker-Simons, the University of Wyoming graduate who police say perpetrated a social media hoax by authoring an unsigned posting on a Facebook page called UW Crushes.