Over the past decade, airport security has become even more cumbersome and intrusive. New protocols have led to bizarre sights and exploits — like babies and the elderly being excessively patted down — all in the name of precaution. While some oppose these tactics, others claim they are needed to ensure Americans’ safety in the air. Regardless of where you stand, the story you’re about to read about a young child weeping after reportedly being accused of carrying a gun will likely tug on your heartstrings.
The incident unfolded in Wichita, Kansas, after a four-year-old girl named Isabella was allegedly humiliated by TSA agents after she hugged her grandmother after passing through security. Following the brief embrace, the Daily Mail reports that the girl was dubbed a “high security threat” and agents purportedly said they would shut down the airport if she could not be calmed down (naturally, the little girl became upset when officials began prodding her).
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