In 2011, the Transportation Security Authority conducted an internal investigation of their employees to see how many followed proper security procedures, and unsurprisingly, they discovered that the answer was not many. Yesterday, the TSA took disciplinary action against nearly three dozen employees responsible for screening baggage, suspending some and firing others.
The TSA first took disciplinary action against employees in October, making moves to fire 25 baggage screeners and suspend 19 of them. Most of these screeners were accused of being too lax in their screenings and failing to search flagged bags. Some of the targeted screeners resigned their positions before the agency could fire them, and charges were dropped against six; four were fired, and a total of 32 were suspended. In other airport security news: knives are cool on planes! But not peanut butter.