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TSA Issues Apology to Toddler Who Was Improperly Screened

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By Myles Collier, Christian Post Contributor
February 22, 2013|11:51 am

The United States Transportation Security Administration issued an apology after TSA agents detained a young disabled girl during a screening process.

Annie Schulte and her disabled 3-year-old daughter were on their way to Disney World when TSA agents stopped them for additional screening. Her mother insisted on recording the process but was refused by TSA agents.

"To me it was pretty offensive because I was really tuned in when she said that, immediately I'm like, 'OK, hold on, something doesn't seem right.' So I did tell her I was going to wait because I was going to grab my phone," Schulte told ABC News.

The incident escalated after Schulte insisted that they would not be able to screen her daughter without it being videotaped.

"The problem is I don't allow anyone to touch my little daughter without being able to record it," she said.

The girl's father feels that their family was targeted for the sole reason his daughter was in a wheelchair and expressed concern for other families who may have been hassled by TSA agents.

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"It bothers me that my daughter was singled out, specifically because she is in a wheelchair," Nathan Forck said.

Once word of the incident spread the TSA published an apology in which they described that some the TSA agents involved did not follow screening protocol.

"TSA regrets inaccurate guidance was provided to this family during screening and offers its apology," the agency said. "We are committed to maintaining the security of the traveling public and strive to treat all passengers with dignity and respect. While no pat-down was performed, we will address specific concerns with our workforce."

 

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