LaShaunda Jethro Bio/Wiki
The San Diego-based registered nurse named LaShaunda Jethro worked as a Clinic Supervisor in the US Navy from 2016 to 2017, according to her LinkedIn profile
Her current job title at Kaiser Permanente is part-time registered nurse, according to LinkedIn profile.
Jethro and her family were in the St Louis region to see family and friends, but their travel back to Long Beach became a nightmare when Southwest Airlines refused to let them board the plane before it took off.
She is around 35-37 years old and her son named Trey is 17 years old.
LaShaunda Jethro’s Autistic Son Refused To Wear A Mask
A family claims that their 17-year-old son, who has autism, had difficulty boarding their Southwest flight out of St. Louis because he was having issues with his mask. They were eventually rebooked on another flight.
Lashaunda Jethro, her husband, and their 17-year-old son, Trey, who has autism and is nonverbal, spent the weekend in St. Louis visiting family. Their travel to the city went smoothly, but when they tried to board their return flight to Long Beach, California, it was a different story.
According to kbtx, Flying with Trey is difficult enough, according to Jethro, but masking adds another layer of complexity. She said, “He’s autistic. He has a hard time, so he’s nonverbal. But he’s a joy. I can’t imagine my life without him,”
“He will not keep a mask on his face. We have tried and tried. He just won’t do it.”
The Jethros were flying Southwest, which has masking exemptions for customers with disabilities, among other things.
In addition to getting a doctor’s letter, the passenger or guardian must fill out a form requesting the exemption. Jethro said, “We get to the door of the plane, and the flight attendant is like ‘No, he can’t come on. He got to wear a mask.’
‘I got my phone out, pulled out the doctor’s letter, and she was like, ‘Well, no, this has to come from corporate, and you have to do this before you get on the plane,’”
After a conversation with flight attendants and failure to comply with the mask mandate, Jethro was requested to deplane, according to Southwest.
The mother was not wearing her mask at one time during the talk with the flight attendants, according to an airline representative.
Jethro claims she constantly hides behind a mask. Despite the fact that the one she wore to the airport was too wide and kept coming off, she claims she re-adjusted it to ensure it covered her face. A spokesman for the airline refutes her claim. Jethro added, “I don’t know. I’m just still so in shock and just so amazed that this happened. It’s like what else can I do? I don’t know what else to do besides call corporate. What do we need to do to make sure we’re doing the right thing?”