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Dina Frank, 7, has cerebral palsy and needs leg braces and crutches to walk. So she couldn't go through the metal detector when her family tried to fly out of New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport. Instead, Transportation Security Administration agents searched her. Her parents say they warned agents that Dina is also developmentally disabled and frightened by the procedure but the agents still handled her aggressively. After searching Dina and allowing the family through security, a supervisor later told them that agents hadn't followed proper procedure and forced the girl to be searched again, making the family miss their flight.