TSA Agent Harasses 15 Year Old Over Shirt

A popular blogger and publisher has accused a TSA agent of criticizing his 15-year old daughter for having clothing the agent said was too revealing.

On Sunday June 16, Mark Frauenfelder, co-founder of the Boing Boing blog, posted that a TSA agent at LAX had “shamed” his daughter, Sarina, for the outfit she wore that day while traveling.

Based on text messages he received from his daughter, Frauenfelder posted that “she was at the station where the TSA checks IDs. She said the officer was “glaring” at her and mumbling. She said, ‘Excuse me?’ and he said, ‘You’re only 15, COVER YOURSELF!’ in a hostile tone. She said she was shaken up by his abusive manner.”

“It’s the TSA’s job to ensure the safety of passengers,” Frauenfelder told NBC News. “It is not to judge teenage girls on the kind of clothes they’re wearing and make them feel shameful.”

Read more of this story at nbcnews.com

Read Mark Frauenfelder’s original blog post here