A 12 year old boy’s toy grenade was found by the TSA last week at Jacksonville airport.
That was a pretty dumb thing to bring through the checkpoint.
In fact, all you have to do is ask the TSA app and they’ll tell you grenade-looking things are a no-go.
If you spend a bit of time with the TSA app, you’ll know in advance that nunchucks can only go in checked luggage, and that a horse saddle probably has to be checked not because it’s dangerous but because it’s large.
Since a toy hatchet was also found on a teenager last week in Orlando the TSA is reminding parents and teens not to bring ‘realistic’ looking toy weapons through the checkpoint.
In fact, in addition to toy weapons, it’s also a good time to review other items that you cannot take through security:
- scissors longer than 4 inches
- ice skates
- pool cues
- wrenches, pliers or any other tools longer than 7 inches
- more than one book of matches
- snow globes that don’t fit into a freedom baggie alongside your toothpaste and deoderant
The TSA would also like to offer this public service announcement about the screening process: