Five Florida TSA Workers Fired, Others Suspended

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Stay up-to-date with KAKE News:

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Five Transportation Security Administration workers at a southwest Florida airport have been fired and another 38 suspended after an investigation found they failed to perform random screenings last year.

The 43 disciplined workers, a combination of front-line screeners and supervisors, represent about 15 percent of the roughly 280 TSA employees at Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Myers.

It's one of the largest disciplinary actions TSA has taken in the agency's 10-year history.

The TSA said that during a two-month period last year, as many as 400 passengers who underwent routine screening at the airport never got additional random checks.

About 3.8 million passengers flew through the airport last year.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
KAKE TV 1500 N. West Street Wichita, KS 67203-1323 (316) 943-4221
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 157219665 - kake.com/a?a=157219665