Parents of 6-Year-Old Girl Pat Down at Airport Want Procedures Changed
April 13, 2011
The family of the 6-year-old girl who received a pat down at airport security in New Orleans said today there needs to be a different screening process for children.
“We struggle to teach our kids to protect themselves, to say ‘no, it’s not ok to touch me in this way in this area,” the girl’s mother, Selena Drexel, said. “Yet here we are saying it’s ok for these people.” If we don’t find other ways we’re making them more vulnerable, she said
Drexel and her husband, Dr. Todd Drexel, of Bowling Green, Ky., appeared this morning in an exclusive interview with “Good Morning America.”