TSA Modifying Pat Downs For Children (POLL)

Associated Press

Transportation Security Administration head honcho John Pistole told a Senate committee on Wednesday that airport screeners are working on a way to screen young children without administering invasive pat downs, the Associated Press reports.

Pistole cited foreign terrorism as one reason the agency is working on a new method, saying that terrorists outside the U.S. have used children as young as 10 as suicide bombers in the past.

Yet, the TSA has failed thus far to find a method to pat down children without inducing public outrage.

In April, a 6-year old girl was given a pat down at the New Orleans airport. The incident was caught on video and went viral, causing vast public debate on the need to pat down children.

Check out the video, which discusses the recent change, below.


TSA Revises Child Pat-Down Policy

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