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May 12, 2016
Susquehanna University will now allow a Selinsgrove man it had banned from campus to be at his son’s preschool graduation.
“We have just been contacted by SU and they are granting my husband a one day exception,” Al’s wife, Candice Peterson told the Orange Street News in an exclusive interview.
Al Peterson, who was banned from Susquehanna University for being a suspected creeper while looking for his lost dog, got the good news from a University worker through Facebook.
The graduation is on May 22nd.
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 to police 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.
The family still doesn’t know why Al was banned from the stepping foot on the University but are glad they will be together.
“We still don’t have an explanation but we are happy he can be there,” Peterson added.
Susquehanna University has refused to comment to the Orange Street News.