Recently in the news, there was a story about a young lad around the tween age that was flying with his mother. When they made it up to the TSA security the agent requested a pat down on the boy. When the request was given the mother asked for police and recorded the incident. She is suing the TSA for trauma to her son.
The news commentator made a point of advising that the pat down was maybe two minutes in total while showing the same clip over and over.
I had a similar incident happen to our teenage daughter when we took them for their first flight. I do have to say that the pat downs were very similar and in my opinion did not traumatize our daughter. What did the two have in common?
Both teen's had on very baggy clothes in our daughter's case it was an oversized sweatshirt in the boy's large t-shirt and shorts. The TSA agent explained that it is hard to tell if you might have something under the large clothing.
Keep in mind that the TSA is not there to give the travelers a hard time but to keep all of us safe while we are traveling.
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