In a viral story we learned that Aaron Williams, a teenage boy with sensory processing disorder, was given a traumatizing pat down by a TSA agent who clearly had an attitude.
Despite not even setting off the metal detector, the boy was still held for over an hour while the TSA agent poked and prodded at him for no reason while trying to anxiously find something wrong in the situation. The mother, Jennifer, recorded part of the pat down which sent the teenage boy into a meltdown, and has garnered over 1.5 million views so far.
TSA agents have a job to do, and although many people may feel violated, the pat down is (normally) not much enjoyed by the TSA agent either. He has no interest in patting random people down, unless he’s sick in the head… Do you think this TSA agent was justified in his pat down of the teenage boy, or did the mother maybe overreact a little bit? The boy does have a disability, after all.
H/T Daily Mail
Mother films ‘horrifying’ pat-down of her disabled teenage son by ‘power tripping TSA agent who left him traumatized for several hours’
A furious mom has blasted the TSA officers who she says gave her disabled son an ‘unnecessary’ and ‘horrifying’ pat-down in a Dallas airport on Sunday.
Jennifer Williamson says that her son Aaron, who has sensory processing disorder, was detained for more than an hour at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport despite not setting off the metal detector.
And although she asked the TSA agent not to perform a pat-down, saying it would upset the boy, the agent went through with it anyway.
Williamson then recorded the ‘traumatizing’ incident in a video that has now been seen more than 1.5 million times.
‘Horrifying’: Mom Jennifer Williamson filmed her son Aaron being patted down at DFW Airport in Dallas on Sunday. Aaron’s disability mean he can’t properly process the sensation of touch
‘Traumatized’: Williamson (left) says Aaron (right) was ‘traumatized’ and that the TSA agents were punishing them because she asked for other methods, not pat-downs
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