Source: Sharyl Attkisson / CBS News
In one of the largest disciplinary actions taken in its ten years, the Transportation Security Administration fired five screeners and put 38 on suspension last Friday after a large airport security lapse in Fort Myers, Fla.
Dozens of TSA workers at Southwest Florida International Airport are accused of cutting corners and violating screening procedures.
An internal investigation revealed that over a two-month period, 43 workers didn’t perform secondary checks on as many as 400 people after the passengers went through security.
“The TSA itself admits that this is an important part of the screening process,” CBS News transportation analyst Mark Rosenker said.
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