TSA Detains 3-year-old in Wheelchair

A Missouri couple is furious after the Transportation Security Administration detained their wheelchair-bound three-year-old daughter, took away her stuffed doll, and refused to allow them to videotape agents patting her down.

“They treated her like a criminal,” said Nathan Forck. “And by extension they were treating us as criminals.”
The TSA did not return phone calls or emails seeking comment.

The incident happened on Feb. 9th at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport.

Forck and his wife Annie, along with their three children were heading to Disney World for a family vacation. Lucy, their three-year-old, has Spina bifida and is confined to a wheelchair.

The family managed to make it through the TSA checkpoint without any problems. But as they prepared to walk to their gate, a TSA agent pulled aside Lucy for additional screening measures.

“They specifically told me that they were singling her out for this special treatment because she’s in a wheelchair,” he told Fox News. “They are specifically singling out disabled people for this special scrutiny. It’s rather offensive to me as a father of a disabled child.”

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  • http://Sayanythingblog.com The Whistler

    I hate TSA handicapped child abusers.

  • Neiman

    It is this mother’s fault. What? Nonsense!

    No, we as a people in the false name of safety surrendered our rights, our freedom to move about the country. We allowed Obama via Homeland Security to establish, what is in essence, Internal Secret Police agencies using the self-serving name of Transportation Safety Agency Officer. She did it, we all did it, we reacted out of fear and gave away the Bill of Rights.

    So shut up and stop bitching, or rise up and force the State to end this abuse of liberty. If the airlines want to engage in such security and we object, we just don’t fly with those airlines. I feel sad this child and her parents were subjected to such arbitrary Gestapo tactics, but we brought it on ourselves, because we are cowards and want safety even if it costs us our liberty/

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