Mother claims son mistreated by TSA at airport
DALLAS – A woman claims her son and her family were "treated like dogs" by TSA agents at an airport security checkpoint.
Jennifer Williamson posted a Facebook video on Sunday morning showing her son, Aaron, being patted down by a TSA official at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and then being held for over an hour.
In the post, Williamson said she originally asked agents to screen Aaron in "other ways" as he suffers from Sensory Perception Disorder (SPD).
"He physically did not alarm at all during screening, he passed through the detector just fine." Williamson wrote on Facebook.
Despite the lack of alarm, Williamson said Aaron was detained for over an hour, keeping the family from making their flight.
According to Williamson, Aaron was still asking about what he had done wrong hours later.
"Somehow these power tripping TSA agents who are traumatizing children and doing whatever they feel like without any cause, need to be reined in." continued Williamson.
Williamson hopes the incident shines a light on others who have been in the same position.
"Please, share... make this viral like the other children's videos with TSA."
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
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