TSA detains 3-year-old girl in wheelchair on her way to Disney

For most families, especially ones with small children, a trip to Disney World is a positive experience. The children get to see the characters they’ve enjoyed watching in cartoons and movies, and there are areas made specifically for the parents too. That’s most likely what Nathan Forck and his wife Annie had in mind when they planned a vacation for their family. The family, Nathan, Annie, and their three children, were heading to Disney World on Feb. 9, 2013 out of Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. The problems started withTransportation Security Administration, TSA, after the family had already made it through theTSA checkpoint.

Nathan and Annie’s three-year-old daughter, Lucy, is confined to a wheelchair and has Spina bifida. After making it through the TSA checkpoint without any issues, the Forck family prepared to walk to their gate. Lucy was pulled aside for “additional screening measures”. “They specifically told me that they were singling her out for this special treatment because she’s in a wheelchair,” Nathan 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.” The TSA agent stated they needed to pat Lucy down and swab her wheelchair.

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Continue Reading: http://www.examiner.com/article/tsa-detains-3-year-old-girl-wheelchair-on-her-way-to-disney

 

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