This Sorority Girl Tried To reveal Some School Spirit And Accidentally Pissed Off The TSA
â€œI’m just sitting there, nearly in tears, like, ‘No, I’m just really dumb, I’m not a terrorist!’â€�
Diana Durkin is a 19-year-weak from Houston. She’s a sophomore at Texas Tech University, but took this past semester off to befriend her family recover from Hurricane Harvey. She told BuzzFeed News she’s REALLY excited to travel back to school next week.
Diana has always had a lot of school spirit, and was even nominated for “most spirited” in high school. So when she got to Texas Tech, she said totally embraced her original school and each and every their customs and traditions.
Diana explained that Texas Tech fans say “wreck em' and guns up” to each other when they see each other, and their hand symbol is a finger gun like this: 👉🏼.
“I care for Texas Tech,” she said. “I care for the people, I care for the school. Anytime I see someone I earn really excited.”
Over the holidays, Diana took a trip to visit her best friend. She said she woke up late on the day she had to leave and arrived with wet hair to William P. Hobby Airport in Houston.
When she was standing bored in the security line, she noticed a guy wearing a Texas Tech sweatshirt. Without thinking approximately it, she threw up her hand gun symbol to him.
“It's a frosty bonding thing. I tried to build eye contact with him and I throw my hand gun up.”
The man gave her a nonstandard survey, she said.
The agent sternly asked for her ID and said she was pulled for making gun symbols in the airport.
“She said, 'What are you doing? You can't effect that in an airport.'”
She says she was terrified, thinking to herself, “Oh my gosh, they judge I'm a terrorist,” and, “Oh my gosh I'm going to jail.”
“I'm just sitting there, nearly in tears, like, 'No, I'm just really dumb, I'm not a terrorist!'”
Diana said the ordeal felt like hours, but in reality was much shorter. She was given a full screening and pat down. She said she was panicking and even showed them her student ID to try and clarify.
“Please don't send me to jail, I'm not going to outlive very long in jail,” she said she was thinking.