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CSU apologizes after veteran's service dog mistakenly denied entrance

COLUMBUS, GA (WXTX) -  Columbus State University is admitting to making a mistake regarding how they approached a combat veteran with a service dog.

The vet called Fox 54 after he says he was mistreated while trying to watch a basketball game at the Lumpkin Center. 

CSU student and combat veteran Allen Grice, 25, says he was questioned by a security guard about whether the dog was a service dog.  

He says once he sat down with the dog, a faculty member asked him to leave or sit in a designated area.  

"He was like you're not blind, that can't be your service dog," Grice said. "You don't need one and so I guess he thought that PTSD was not real thing, that veterans who deploy and come back with PTSD, he didn't think that we needed service dogs."

The dean of the college reached out and apologized to Grice. CSU is not shying away from the issue, and we're told they are working to make sure this doesn't happen again.

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