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Child in Wheelchair Detained by TSA Agents

Child in Wheelchair Detained by TSA Agents


MyFoxdfw- DALLAS – A 12-year-old girl in a wheelchair was detained for nearly an hour at DFW Airport while trying to get through security. Shelbi Walser was traveling with her mother on Sunday for a trip that’s become routine. The seventh grader lives with a genetic bone disorder and was on her way to Florida for another rare medical treatment. She’s never had a problem flying, but this time Transportation Security Administration agents claimed she had bomb residue on her hands.

The mother and daughter said a bomb specialist showed up and several agents began talking on their cellphones all while other passengers were speaking up in support of the girl.

The TSA responded to questions about the encounter with a statement that said in part, “TSA’s mission is to safely, efficiently and respectfully screen nearly two million passengers each day at airports nationwide. 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.”

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