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Are TSA Agents Being Trained to Save Themselves (Not You)?

A disturbing report from the Washington Times Communities blog claims that TSA agents are receiving training on how to react to a potential mass shooting incident at an airport checkpoint—and that the training basically tells the workers to “save themselves.”

To be fair, TSA agents are not police officers, and they do not carry firearms on the job. The blog states that, “It is unclear whether the TSA is conducting the reported mass shooting scenario training at airports around the nation or only at the airport where our source, a veteran of the TSA, is assigned. The TSA source claims with obvious concern that his own life, along with the lives of other unarmed TSA personnel, would be in grave danger were an airport checkpoint shooting to unfold.”

The blog also quoted their TSA source as saying, “Every day when I arrive for work, I look for an escape route in case someone opens fire … We have been told to save ourselves.”

Do you believe this blog and their anonymous source’s claims about TSA training? Tell us why or why not in the comments.

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