Yeah, she’s DEFINITELY in Al Qaeda…smh
A wheelchair-bound girl suffering from a crippling bone disease was temporarily detained by TSA officials in Texas after she tested positive for traces of explosive materials.
Twelve-year-old Shelbi Walser, who suffers from a genetic bone disorder called Brittle Bone Disease, was held for nearly an hour at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport after TSA officials detected traces of explosives on her hands, Dallas ABC affiliate WFAA-TV reported.
Walser, who was left in tears after the ordeal, was flying to Tampa, Fla., with her mother to receive treatment for her condition on Sunday, when she was randomly selected for a security screening, the girl’s mom, Tammy Daniels told WFAA.
After TSA officials swabbed the girl’s hands, she tested positive for traces of explosives.
Being that the girl is confined to a wheelchair, there is no telling where the “traces” could have come from.
“It could have come off fertilizer because we have chickens,” Walser said. “I could have run through something from them. It could have just come off the ground because I roll through everything,”
“I was just scared because I didn’t know what they were going to do,” the frightened girl added.
Shelbi’s mother understand’s airport safety, but isn’t very happy with how her child was treated by TSA.
“I am by no means undermining our safety in the air,” she said. “After 9/11, by no means am I doing that. But, when it comes to children, common sense is not in a textbook.”
“We are sensitive to the concerns of passengers who were not satisfied with their screening experience and we invite those individuals to provide feedback to TSA through a variety of channels,” the TSA statement read.
“We work to balance those concerns with the very real threat that our adversaries will attempt to use explosives to carry out attacks on planes.”
One of these TSA agents is gonna catch a serious fade one day with all these inappropriate screening practices.
Do you think TSA oversteps their boundaries or are they just doing their job??
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