TSA Agent Catching Heat For Telling Teen To Cover Up

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A man says a TSA officer at LAX humiliated and shamed his 15-year-old daughter, who was traveling with a group of high school students on a college tour.

The male TSA officer was reportedly checking IDs when he allegedly started “glaring” at the girl and mumbling. She said, “Excuse me?” and in a hostile tone, he said, “You’re only 15, COVER YOURSELF!”

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The teen said that she was shaken up by his comment, and her father feels that the officer used his position of authority as an excuse to blame the girl for his sick attitude.

The girl’s parents met with the TSA about the incident, and they are opening an investigation.

 

** TSA released a statement that said, “TSA officers are trained and expected to perform screening methods in a dignified and respectful manner at all times… We regret that this passenger had an unpleasant experience and are in the process of thoroughly reviewing the circumstances.”

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