Student Pranked by Philadelphia Airport TSA Worker

PHILADELPHIA -- A University of Michigan college student says a security screener's prank at Philadelphia's airport left her in tears.

In a column in The Michigan Daily earlier this month, Rebecca Solomon writes the Transportation Security Administration worker pretended to plant a plastic bag of white powder in her carryon luggage.

She says the employee stopped her, pulled out the bag and demanded to know where she got the powder.

She says he let her "stutter through an explanation" and break down into tears before telling her it was a joke.

The 22-year-old filed a complaint and the TSA says the employee is no longer with the agency, calling his behavior "highly inappropriate and unprofessional."

The TSA hasn't said whether he was fired or quit.


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