TSA Worker Fired After Missing Loaded Gun In Bag At Airport


A Transportation Security Administration screener has been fired after authorities say she missed a loaded handgun in a passenger’s carry-on bag at Atlanta’s airport.

WSB-TV reported Thursday that Atlanta police say passenger Katrina Jackson of Hoover, Alabama, was looking for her passport inside her purse and noticed her .38-caliber handgun Sunday while at the gate at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Jackson told officers, who confiscated her gun and bag.

TSA officials said in a statement that the worker who failed to see the handgun already was on probation and was fired.

Police say Jackson told officers she had a permit from Alabama to carry the gun, but didn’t have it on her. Jackson was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of a handgun.



  1. So she told the officers that she had her own gun, and got arrested? She would have been better of burying it in the trash can. Or putting it into a box and mailing it to herself. Or just continuing on to the plane?

    Remember the Viduy of Rabbeinu Yonah that we say on Erev Yom Kippur, and some also say on Erev Rosh Chodesh – we say that by a human court, if someone admits he ends up paying, whereas by the Ribbono Shel Olam, if we admit he will forgive.

  2. TSA is not know for having intelligent people working for them. My interchanges with them left me feeling that they are fairly stupid – probably get minimum wages….