"I kissed and hugged her," Weber says, before agents took her mother to the gate, leaving her behind at the gate still in security. "I didn't know if I'd be able to see my mom after this."
Reppert made it to Michigan and is with family. "She's fine. She's with family that loves her dearly and is taking good care of her," Weber says.
Weber has been surprised at the attention the story has garnered in the media. "I had no clue this would be the outcome. I was just expressing my citizen's concern and this touched a nerve with other people," she says.
In its statement, the TSA also said: "While every person and item must be screened before entering the secure boarding area, TSA works with passengers to resolve security alarms in a respectful and sensitive manner."
Weber emphasizes that she understands that the agents were following protocol, but plans to file a complaint with the TSA in hopes of changing the rules.
"I stick by the rules and regulations," Weber says. "They did their job, but the rules aren't right. Change the rules."