TSA security failures spark concerns

By Samantha Ptashkin - Reporter, Anavid Reyes, Jace Larson - Investigative Reporter

HOUSTON - Travel concerns are rising across the country after an alarming report gives airport screeners a failing grade at keeping travelers safe in the air.

An internal investigation conducted by the Department of Homeland Security found most TSA screeners failed to find purposely concealed explosives or weapons in almost every assigned test.

TSA screeners had 95 percent failure rate, falling short inĀ  67 out of 70 attempts.

"Frankly I'm glad they found this break today because I'd rather have the good guys find this than the bad guys figure it out," said aviation security consultant Jeff Price.

The agency is under orders to immediately fix the problem to ensure safety on the planes we fly on.

Now the head of the TSA has been reassigned and there are calls for the agency to retest screening equipment and retrain officers.

The full report from homeland security is still being written and won't be issued until later this summer.

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