Michelle Brademeyer says Transportation Security Administration officers at Wichita’s airport treated her 4-year-old daughter like a terrorist.
The TSA says its officers followed proper procedures, and the agency denies part of Brademeyer’s version of what happened around noon April 15 at Wichita Mid-Continent Airport.
In an interview with The Eagle this week, Brademeyer, 27, said she is telling her story, which has drawn attention from overseas media after she wrote about it on Facebook, “because other kids shouldn’t be treated like this.”
In a detailed email and in the interview, Brademeyer said it happened like this: She, her 4-year-old daughter, Isabella, and her 6-year-old son, Oliver, were in the Wichita airport, headed back to Montana after her brother’s wedding. The children’s maternal grandmother was taking the same flight on her way back to California.