Mother Describes Her 13-Year-Old Son’s TSA Pat Down As Going Through ‘Hell’
A mother in Dallas is super upset over an incident that happened while her child was going through TSA screening at Dallas-Fort Worth Airport.
After a laptop that they were carrying set off the metal detectors, a 13-year-old boy received a pat-down from a TSA agent. While the pat-down does appear to be a little extensive for a 13-year-old boy who is dressed in a t-shirt and shorts, severely limiting the hiding places for weapons and other bad stuff, it's pretty run-of-the-mill in this day and age.
The boy's mother recorded the entire thing and posted the video to Facebook, where it has gone viral. Her post said the following:
We have been through hell this morning. They detained Aaron for well over an hour at DFW. (And deliberately kept us from our flight... we are now on an alternate) We were treated like dogs because I requested they attempt to screen him in other ways per TSA rules. He has SPD and I didn't want my child given a pat down like this. Let me make something else crystal clear. He set off NO alarms. He physically did not alarm at all during screening, he passed through the detector just fine. He is still several hours later saying "I don't know what I did. What did I do?" I am livid. Please, share... make this viral like the other children's videos with TSA... I wish I had taped the entire interchange because it was horrifying. We had two DFW police officers that were called and flanking him on each side. Somehow these power tripping TSA agents who are traumatizing children and doing whatever they feel like without any cause, need to be reined in.