Well, it finally happened. Airport security officers gave a pat-down to a baby.
Breaking the previous record for youngest kid to get a pat-down broadcast all over the Internet, the little dude above appears to be still in diapers. According to the Kansas City Star, the picture was tweeted by the Rev. Jacob Jester of Independence, MO, and quickly went viral. Says Jester, "An 8-month-old doesn't pose a threat to airplane or national security. I am grateful for TSA's willingness and desire to protect, but I believe in this instance that was extreme." The TSA, however, has a different take — a post on the TSA blog reads, "We reviewed the screening of this family, and found that the child's stroller alarmed during explosives screening. Our officers followed proper current screening procedures by screening the family after the alarm, who by the way were very cooperative and were on the way to their gate in no time." CBS correspondent Bob Orr concurs: