NOW IN OUR 10TH YEAR!
By Beth Stebner
The parents of a toddler with spinal bifida are outraged after TSA officials forced their daughter to undergo a series of additional security measures ahead of their flight to Disney World.
Nathan and Annie Forck were flying out of their home state of Missouri on a February 8 flight bound for Orlando, Florida with their wheelchair-bound daughter Lucy and their two other children.
Mrs Forck took a six-minute video detailing their toddler’s cries as she said through tears that she didn’t want to go to Disney World anymore, and is claiming the TSA discriminates against people who use mobility devices.
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Trail of tears: Lucy, pictured bottom, was in tears after a TSA agent subjected the three-year-old girl to a full patdown; she has spinal bifida and is in a wheelchair
Upset: Throughout the patdown, the little girl was weeping and saying: 'i don't want to go to Disney World.' The family was flying to Orlando from their home in Missouri
As Fox News Radio reports, the Forcks were attempting to fly to Orlando to enjoy a family vacation at Disney World and were flying out of Lambert-St Louis International Airport.
Though they got through the TSA security checkpoint without incident, a TSA agent pulled the family aside to screen Lucy’s wheelchair further for a pat down and swabbing her mobility device.
Mrs Forck pulled out her smart phone and began recording the whole event, against the TSA agent’s request.
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This pisses me off!!! One of our beloved babysitters who happens to have spinal bifida, is the most wonderful, beautiful girls I have ever met. And she can get around much better than most people that have the ability to stand on their own two feet I might add. What the hell is up when a child in a wheelchair is considered a threat and treated as a criminal? Things are so f-ed up anymore that it makes my head spin.