Written by Neetzan Zimmerman for Gawker.com
After passing through the security checkpoint at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport without incident earlier this month, the youngest member of the Forck family — 3-year-old Lucy — was suddenly singled out by TSA agents for additional screening.
“They specifically told me that they were singling her out for this special treatment because she’s in a wheelchair,” Lucy’s dad Nathan told Fox News. “They are specifically singling out disabled people for this special scrutiny. It’s rather offensive to me as a father of a disabled child.”
Lucy suffers from Spina bifida, and in addition to being wheelchair-bound, she is also forced to endure an exposed spinal cord in the small of her back.
But TSA agents insisted on patting Lucy down, so her mother pulled out a video camera and began recording the scene.
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