SAN JOSE (KCBS) – Officials at Mineta San Jose International Airport are trying to assure city leaders that they have indeed stepped up security, following an incident in April when a teenage boy hopped a fence and stowed away on a flight to Hawaii.
Airport spokesperson Rosemary Barnes said they have partnered with a national nonprofit safety group to examine security flaws exposed in the incident.
“Specifically, we are aligning ourselves with an agency called the National Safe Skies Alliance. They are an industry advocate for airports,” Barnes said. “What they are doing is independently testing all kinds of technology that can be used at airports to strengthen perimeter security.”