A mother is “livid” after she says the TSA “detained” her young son for over an hour at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport on Sunday.
Jennifer Williamson posted a roughly 2-minute video on Facebook showing a TSA agent giving the boy a very thorough pat down. The mother said her son, Aaron, suffers from Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), so she requested a different type of TSA-approved screening, rather than an invasive pat down.
Williamson also claimed that her son did not set off any alarms at any point during the process.
The furious mom described the experience in a Facebook post:
“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.”
The video has apparently struck a nerve, as it now has more than 500,000 views and has been shared over 11,000 times.
A request for comment sent to a TSA spokesperson was not returned at the time of publication.