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TSA responds to leaked data from Department of Homeland Security survey

TSA responds to leaked data from Department of Homeland Security survey

Posted: Nov. 9, 2017 8:49 PM
Updated: Nov. 10, 2017 6:22 AM

KIMT News 3- After speaking to a representative of the Transportation Security Administration Thursday, they confirmed that classified data had been leaked from a security check done by the Department of Homeland Security.

According to their website, the DHS conducted a covert security check where they tried to get mock weapons through TSA checkpoints.

According to the data released, 70 percent of the time the TSA did not pick up on the mock weapons, a statistic that would scare most travelers.

"The bag that I put underneath the plane, I think that should be checked thoroughly as well as my purse," says Nancy Parritt, of Colomba, Michigan. "I have had everything taken out of my purse before so I don't understand how they get that stuff through."

The TSA website stated that they do conduct tens of thousands of internal investigations each year, but they do take this information very seriously and will be looking at ways to improve airport security.

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