A mother traveling with her son through the Dallas/Fort Worth airport recorded a Facebook Live video of the overly-thorough pat-down her son received at the hands of a TSA agent. With over 5 million views already, outrage has grown over the time and attention the agent seems to spend on the child’s crotch and buttocks. Washington Post reports:
“It looks like the TSA officer’s giving the poor kid a sponge bath, not a pat-down. “We have been through hell this morning,” the boy’s mother, Jennifer Williamson wrote on Facebook. Williamson, who did not give her son’s age, said she had asked the TSA treat him in a way that would not aggravate his disability, known as a sensory processing disorder.”
TSA released a statement claiming the agent followed all approved procedures.