After boy’s controversial TSA pat-down, a look at SPD

An outraged mother gained widespread attention with a video she posted to Facebook showing her 13-year-old son getting a thorough pat-down by a Transportation Security Administration officer at the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. Jennifer Williamson accused the TSA of treating her family “like dogs,” and noted that her son has sensory processing disorder (SPD).

The video shows a TSA officer methodically patting down her son from head to toe for about two minutes.

“We were treated with utter disrespect as if we were criminals,” Williamson said in an interview with “CBS This Morning.”

She called the pat-down her son was given “excessive.” “They went over his sensitive areas, a little more than necessary, especially given that he wasn’t wearing bulky clothing or anything like that,” Williamson said.

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