The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is again in the news involving an incident in which agents sought to screen a 3 year-old girl in a wheelchair.
The incident occurred Lambert Airport in St. Louis.
The Washington Post reports:
‘The incident happened Feb. 8. The girl and her family were about to fly to Disney World in Orlando, Fla. A TSA agent asked to pat down the 3-year-old and screen her wheelchair. The agent initially told the girl’s mother, Annie Schulte, it was illegal to tape the activity.
On the video, the little girl, Lucy, who has spina bifida, is seen crying.
Agents eventually decided against a pat-down.’
Agents allegedly were unwilling to give the little girl’s stuffed animal back to her even after it was screened (watch video below).
The TSA says it regrets the incident and will address concerns with its workers.
Either the agents involved are unfeeling jerks or their supervisor is and they didn’t want to get fired.
‘I don’t allow anyone to touch my little daughter without being able to record it’.
Kudos to the mother! That’s EXACTLY what I would have done!
Oh….and don’t give her stuffed animal back. That’s a nice touch.
Am I wrong? I’d like to hear your take below…