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Mom films 'traumatizing' pat-down of disabled son by TSA agent

Source: Jennifer Williamson Source: Jennifer Williamson
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A Texas woman filmed as her disabled son was subjected to what she called a “traumatizing” and invasive TSA pat-down at the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.

The boy, who has sensory processing disorder, was detained for more than an hour, even though he did not set off any alarms, according to his mother, Jennifer Williamson.

Williamson said she asked TSA agents to use another screening method because she knew touching him would upset him.

Williamson filmed the pat-down and posted the video to Facebook, where it has received nearly five million views.

The footage shows Aaron being patted down very thoroughly for two minutes by a male TSA officer.

"These power tripping TSA agents who are traumatizing children and doing whatever they feel like without any cause need to be reined in," Williamson wrote on Facebook.

The TSA claimed that it followed approved procedures to "resolve an alarm of the passenger's laptop," and the two were only held for 45 minutes, not an hour.

The TSA said it also explained the procedure to the child, who fully cooperated.

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