Earlier this year the NCMEC and TSA announced a program to alert airport screeners if a child was the subject of an Amber Alert. What the program didn’t address was what to do if a minor decided to runaway and chose flying as their means of transportation.
“How are we supposed to protect our children when Alaska Airlines can just fly them out of here?” she said. “There is a precedent that needs to be set.”
Elise Pringle her husband, Brian,of Juneau, Alaska have parents everywhere asking, “should minors be allowed to fly without parental permission”? Their 15-year-old daughter was allowed to fly unaccompanied without identification, using a false name, on an Alaska Airlines flight to Seattle with a one way ticket to North Carolina. Her plan was to meet a boy she met online but she was intercepted by FBI agents in Seattle who sent her back to Alaska.
She paid for the ticket in cash with money she allegedly stole over time from her parents. After returning home, her parents had her arrested for theft.
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