Testing Airport Security

By: Stacy Eckes
By: Stacy Eckes

How far is too far when it comes to airport security? A Portage County mother says she feels like the enemy in her own country after her latest trip through the security line.

Amy Scott brought her two children to Central Wisconsin Airport earlier this month so they could go visit their father in Idaho.

Her nine-year-old son had his backpack searched and screeners confiscated several toy G.I. Joe guns.

"These are two to four inches long, rubber, no moving parts on them. I said you have to take these and she said yes, they are simulated weapons," said Amy Scott from Plover.

Since Sept. 11, the federal government created a long list of items banned from the plane. The last line reads toy weapons.

The Director of Operations at Central Wisconsin Airport says from there it is up to each screener until more detailed guidance is supplied by the feds.

Anyone with questions of complaints can call the Transportation Security Administration customer hotline at 1-866-289-9673.

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