A sneaky toddler caused chaos at the White House on Tuesday by sneaking past the fence on the north side of the property. Thanks to the quick thinking of the Secret Service, they were able to retrieve the little intruder unscathed. The security measures at the White House swiftly triggered an alarm, notifying the Secret Service officers stationed nearby. The toddler and parents were quickly reunited after the ordeal, and the incident was resolved promptly with no harm done.
Secret Service officers walked across the lawn today to help a child who crawled through the White House fence.
This is an example of normal lawful behavior when someone who appears to pose no threat accidentally comes on your property. https://t.co/8gJxPYKpzG
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) April 18, 2023
This is not the first time such an incident has taken place. In 2014, during Barack Obama’s presidency, a toddler had managed a similar feat by squeezing through the 13-foot fence. In April 2015, yet another toddler was able to sneak onto the property. It’s clear that such episodes show how safety measures need to be upgraded and improved.
To ensure that future breaches do not occur, the National Park Service and Secret Service worked together to double the size of the perimeter fence surrounding the White House in 2019. The new fence, which stands at 13 feet tall with 5 1/2 inches of space between each picket, has helped to prevent such intrusions, though older children and protesters have gotten stuck between the pickets from time to time.
These incidents demonstrate the importance of fortifying security measures at the White House. With the current political climate, it’s essential to ensure that the people’s house remains safe and secure. To do this, the government must continue to invest in necessary upgrades and keep our country’s leaders and their families safe from harm.
Source: The Daily Caller