More Than A Patdown? A furious mother has posted a video of her young son with special needs being given a lengthy and invasive pat-down by a Transportation Security Administration agent – but the TSA says the screening was all within policy. Jennifer Williamson’s 2-minute video from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport has been viewed nearly 5 million times. She said that her son Aaron suffers from Sensory Processing Disorder and was traumatized by the experience. “Let me make something else crystal clear. He set off NO alarms,” Williamson wrote. “He physically did not alarm at all during screening, he passed through the detector just fine.” Williamson said Aaron was detained for “well over an hour,” causing the family to miss their flight and leaving the boy confused – all this despite the mom requesting an alternate screening for her son. “He is still several hours later saying ‘I don’t know what I did. What did I do?’ I am livid,” she shared.
John wonders if the pat-down went too far? He takes it to the callers.
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.
Posted by Jennifer Williamson on Sunday, March 26, 2017