TSA Screener caught sneaking gun through x-ray, isn’t fired

I’m a little surprised we never reported on the original story of a TSA screener in Denver who was caught smuggling a weapon past security, but Boing Boing nonetheless provided us an update to the story today. Turns out the employee, Alvin Crabtree (pictured), received a 30-day suspension after the incident, but was allowed to return to his position.

So just to clarify: a TSA employee can sneak a firearm around security and not be fired for it, and TSA officials don’t have to tell us whether or not he was even disciplined for the incident. But really, if he got away with a temporary, 30-day suspension — even without pay — he’s pretty lucky.