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April 6 2016
By Hilde Kate Lysiak
Susquehanna University has banned a Selinsgrove father from his own son’s preschool graduation after mistakenly accusing him of being a creeper after he was spotted driving around campus in a van while looking for his lost dog.
“We are not going to stand for this. We are very upset,” Candice Peterson told the Orange Street News.
The trouble began last September after Peterson and her family lost their beloved family dog. The family drove all around Selinsgrove in their van in search of their beloved family pet, including the University where they believed their dog may have wandered.
But when students saw the van instead of helping the family find the missing canine they instead became upset and reported Peterson to the campus police, who put out an alert. Soon everyone was looking for the van, including police and many local news outlets ran with the story.
When Peterson saw all the trouble she came forward thinking she could clear up the mix-up, but instead of apologizing to her husband for getting the story wrong they banned him from the University and threatened to press charges.
Days later, the beloved family dog was found dead on Route 15.
Peterson was hoping it would all blow over, until last week when she found her son’s pre-school graduation is going to be held at the University and that her husband still isn’t allowed back.
“This is ridiculous,” Peterson told the News. “My husband has the right to be there for his own son’s pre-school graduation.”
Peterson is looking for legal representation, but came to the OSN first.
A representative from the University was not immediately available for comment.