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A photo posted on Twitter of a baby receiving a pat-down at Kansas City International Airport is the latest in a number of recent highly publicized incidents of airport security screenings involving young children.
Jester said he was traveling to Albuquerque on Saturday when he noticed the woman behind him was traveling with a baby about the same age as his son. He had just passed through security when he looked back and saw the baby receiving the pat-down.
"My thinking was, this is an extreme measure. I wouldn't want that to happen to my own son," Jester said. Jester, who said that he doesn't know the woman and her baby, snapped a picture with his phone and posted it on Twitter. "Just saw #tsa agents patting down a little baby at @KCIAirport. Pretty sure that’s extreme.”
The Transportation Security Administration posted a response on its blog: "We reviewed the screening of this family, and found that the child’s stroller alarmed during explosives screening. Our officers followed proper current screening procedures by screening the family after the alarm, who by the way were very cooperative and were on the way to their gate in no time."
Originally posted by RicoMarston
reply to post by The Old American
this thread will be closed shortly as this was reported on here a day or two ago. but that section of the article you put up amazes me. the TSA would never admit that, yeah, this is a little silly, over the top even. instead, they placate us by telling us that no rules were broken. well, the rules ARE broken and they need to be fixed. babies should be off limits. even terror babies.