Why would a judge order TSA to be at a prom?
SANTE FE, N.M. -- There were no TSA agents patting down students at the Santa Fe High School prom on Saturday night, despite a federal judge's ruling that there had to be.This is after two sisters from another Santa Fe district high school said they were groped at a recent dance.A federal judge ruled on Friday that TSA certified personnel must now supervise district pat downs, like those at dances or graduations."With it being late Friday afternoon, there just wasn't time to achieve that," Santa Fe superintendent Bobbie Gutierrez said.Gutierrez said instead of TSA agents, the court is allowing Santa Fe High School to use state police for the prom."They didn't touch me personally, just had me pull out my phone, all my personal items," student Timothy Velasquez said.The Herrera sisters, who said they were violated at a recent Capital High School prom, filed a case against the Santa Fe Public Schools.
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