Texas airport security detains girl in wheelchair after she tested positive for explosives

Raquel Erhard – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor

Dallas, TX, United States (4E) – A 12-year-old girl with bone disorder and uses a wheelchair has been detained last weekend for almost an hour at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport by Transportation Security Administration agents after finding explosive residue on her hands.

According to reports, Shelbi Walser was heading to Florida for medical treatment with her mother, Tammy Daniels, when she was held by TSA agents December 8.

Tammy Daniels told KHOU.com after being swabbed by a screener, Shelbi’s hands and fingers were tested positive for explosives, however, the girl’s wheelchair was never tested.

Shelbi and her mother, who recorded a video of the incident, were released after a bomb expert arrived and discovered nothing hazardous.

MyFoxDFW.com received a statement from TSA stating: “TSA’s mission is to safely, efficiently and respectfully screen nearly two million passengers each day at airports nationwide. We are sensitive to the concerns of passengers who were not satisfied with their screening experience and we invite those individuals to provide feedback to TSA through a variety of channels.”

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