One mother reordered a TSA officer giving her young son an excessive pat down at the airport. Jennifer Williamson says the family missed their flight because of being held at the check point.
The TSA defends the pat down and states they were following orders.
“TSA allows for a pat-down of a teenage passenger, and in this case, all approved procedures were followed to resolve an alarm of the passenger’s laptop,” spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein said in an email. “The video shows a male TSA officer explaining the procedure to the passenger, who fully cooperates. Afterward, the TSA officer was instructed by his supervisor, who was observing, to complete the final step of the screening process."