(INTELLIHUB) — A Denver mother and her special needs son were targeted by overzealous TSA agents Sunday morning where they were “treated like dogs” and forced to miss their flight after agents pretended that the young boy could be a terror threat.
The mother, Jennifer Williamson, wrote about the terrifying experience on Facebook, noting that the family had been through hell and making it clear that her son had set off NO alarm bells before he was targeted.
“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,” wrote Williamson.
“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,” she continued.
Williamson further expanded on what happened in a follow up post where she noted the disgusting attitude of the power hungry agents.
“Aaron cleared traditional x-ray without incidence whatsoever. He placed his backpack on the x-ray scanner, his laptop had not been removed from his backpack, it was removed, returned to the scanner and cleared x-ray without any alarm. He was standing with me while other passenger bags were checked, then an an agent who claimed to be the supervisor said he would require a pat down.
I indicated that he was a child and also had Sensory Processing Disorder and I would prefer they find an alternate way to scan him and did not understand what the problem was, since he had already passed x-ray screening without incident. I was very rudely told that we could do that or we could be escorted out by DFW police and would not be flying and also sarcastically told that I was “setting a great example for my children”.
This same apparent supervisor gave us multiple rude comments and made all of us feel targeted because I spoke up in concern for the procedures. The pat down of Aaron was extremely excessive and seems to me very unfounded after he passed screening without any alarm.”
Unfortunately, the corruption within the TSA has apparently gone unchanged after the election of Donald Trump with young American children still being treated as possible terror threats by clueless “agents”.