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Over 300 TSA screeners fired for theft since 2003

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BOSTON (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) Passengers at Logan International Airport reacted to new numbers regarding the amount of TSA screeners from across the nation who have been fired specifically for theft on Thursday.

A whopping 381 screeners have been fired for theft since 2003.

One passenger says the numbers have made them question their ability to trust the security staff.

Another passenger asked, "I have to worry about them stealing my luggage?"

FOX 25 asked TSA officials how many of the 381 screeners fired worked at Logan or T.F. Green. They responded by saying they "do not have figures available for individual airports."

The TSA did however say they have a "zero tolerance policy for misconduct in the workplace" and that they "take immediate action when allegations are substantiated."

The information comes nearly one month after the TSA announced it has moved to fire six baggage screeners and wants to suspend 14 others at Logan. They cited poor oversight and inadequate luggage checks as the reasons for such action.

A local TSA spokesperson tells FOX 25 that Logan has cameras over every screening table in the checked baggage room and that screeners work in teams. There is also a supervisor in the room at all times.

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