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Mom says TSA agents at NC airport harassed her over bottles of breast milk

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ASHEVILLE, N.C. — A mother says she had the worst travel experience she’s ever had while flying with her 8-month-old son at Asheville Regional Airport.

Caley Kukla says she flew out of Asheville Regional Airport back to her home in Jupiter, Fla., and was detained for 45 minutes while TSA agents scanned and re-scanned the gear she brings for her son including two bottles of breast milk.

“It was by far the most horrific of any of the 12 times I have traveled with him through airport security,” Kukla said. “[TSA agents] stopped me due to 6 ounces of breast milk.”

A bottle she said failed a density security test, which measures how heavy the breast milk is to see if it matches the density of explosive liquids. Kukla said the entire process was protracted and she felt the TSA agents were intentionally holding her back to make it more difficult for her to get to her gate.

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