This case just gets more and more interesting. It most certainly isn't good news that these items got through security, but I question what the logic is? This kid was just trying to show what? That security isn't good enough to catch these weapons? Well that's just great, it's always good to see people try to show the world that security is vunerable. The TSA
tests their own people and has admitted that they don't pass all the time. It is the job of TSA
to test itself, not for some college kid to do so.
But what I find really interesting about this story is the background of this kid. The AP
picked up that this kid, a double-major in political science and physics, refused to register for the draft when he turned 18 as required by law, according to a February 2002 interview with The Guilfordian, the campus newspaper of Guilford College in Greensboro. Instead, he returned a blank registration form to the Selective Service System along with a letter explaining his opposition.
It'll be interesting to see what happens to this guy. He faces a felony charge and up to 10 years in prison.