TSA Fires 28 Employees in Hawaii; 15 Others Suspended

By Allan Lengel

Shakeups at the Honolulu International Airport.

CNN reports that the Transportation Security Administration fired 28 of its employees after a probe determined that bags were allowed on planes without being properly screened. Additionally, three people resigned or retired and 15 were suspended.

All those terminated or suspended “have the right to appeal the decision,” according to the TSA, CNN reported.

CNN reported that in March, Honolulu’s KITV 4 News reported that TSA officers on the morning shift regularly allowed checked bags to be loaded onto flights on nine daily departures without being screened for explosives.

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