The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) can get pretty intense with their pat-downs. And I respect their thoroughness but sometimes they can get a bit too thorough.
One mother, in particular, is now incredibly angry after TSA officials treated her son Aaron like a criminal, for no reason.
“He is still several hours later saying, ‘I don’t know what I did. What did I do?’ ” Jennifer Williamson, Aaron’s mother, posted on Facebook. “I am livid.”
The incident took place at the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and Williamson has proof. She recorded some of it and if the video is any evidence of how invasive the officials were then I don’t blame Williamson for being angry.
In the Facebook post, Williamson said that they detained her son for “well over an hour” and that they “deliberately” did it to make them miss their flight.
Now, the question is, why would the TSA officials single out Williamson and her son Aaron. Well, Williamson explains that her son has Sensory Processing Disorder. This means that he is highly sensitive to touch and sound. Because of this, she didn’t want her son to be invasively patted down and asked the officials to screen her son differently per TSA rules. But the response of the TSA officials to Williamson’s request was completely opposite. The screened him even harder.
“We were treated like dogs because I requested they attempt to screen him in other ways per TSA rules,” Williamson wrote.
There was no reason for the invasive pat-down because Aaron passed through the detector without any problems and set off no alarms. He was clearly clean.
“I wish I had taped the entire interchange because it was horrifying,” Williamson said. She also said that during the pat-down two DFW police officers “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,” she added.
Williamson has asked her Facebook friends to make the video viral and as of right now the video has over 100,000 shares and 52,000 likes.
I found the video to be quite disturbing to watch and I’m pretty sure it was quite disturbing to young Aaron.
What do you think about this invasive pat-down by the TSA. Do you think it was called for, or not? Let me know on Facebook or in the comments section below.