TSA Apologizes For Detaining Wheelchair-Bound Girl

They thought the 11-year-old with brittle bone disease was a mad bomber


While it is entirely possible, if not unlikely, that an 11-year-old with brittle bone disease and using a wheelchair could be carrying hazardous materials, the Transportation Security Administration has apologized for detaining a young girl for nearly an hour last week. The girl went through what sounds like quite an ordeal after TSA agents said they detected explosive residue on her hands.

The little girl and her mom were flying to Florida to get medical treatment for the genetic bone disorder. The girl uses a wheelchair and was stopped while going through security at Dallas Fort Worth Airport last week. Her mother took a video of the girl crying and upset while bomb experts were called in.