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Mother Takes To Facebook After TSA Check Leaves Disabled Son 'Traumatized'

By Mark Pygas

The TSA have a muddied record. While they work to keep us safe every day, some agents have been known to overreach their power. Last year, a 9-year-old boy with a pacemaker was held by dozens of agents for hours and reportedly told that "some terrorist plots user children with pacemakers." 

And just how effective they are is questionable at best. In 2015, the TSA failed undercover security tests at airports across the country at a rate of 95 percent. And now, Texas mom Jennifer Williamson says that one agent have her teenage son, Aaron, a "horrifying" pat down that left him traumatized for several hours.  

Williamson explained on Facebook that she requested her son not have a pat down because he suffers from sensory processing disorder (SPD.) The condition makes it hard for the brain to receive and respond to information that comes in through the senses. Many of those that have the condition don't like being touched.