Texas Tech fans are known for their finger-gun salutes and “Wreck’em slogan.” It appears however that the TSA training does not include such common displays. When Diana Durkin recently returned to the University, she spotted another fan in line at the airport security for William P. Hobby airport in Houston and gave him the Texas Tech salute. She was immediately pulled out of the line by alarmed TSA personnel but after being delayed and questioned, she was allowed (this time) to leave with only a warning.
It is certainly good to see that, while continuing to fail to find most guns and explosives in tests, TSA can still seize finger guns when brandished openly at security checkpoints.
Durkin recounted the scene on social media:
She was given a full patdown and lecture.