13-year-old flies to San Jose on his own

April 29, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
The father of a 13-year-old Florida boy, with a relatively mild form of autism, is asking how his son managed to fly from Florida to San Jose without any photo ID.

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Kenton Weaver-- who of course doesn't have a license -- drove his dad's SUV to the Fort Lauderdale Airport on Tuesday.

Kenton's father says his son-- who has Asperser's Syndrome-- used a credit card to pay for his Southwest Airlines ticket.

"It's very difficult to get onto plane these days and somehow he managed to get a ticket, get through security and get on a plane," said Dean Weaver, Kenton's father.

Well, the Transportation Security Administration says anyone under 18 needs only a boarding pass to get on a plane.

Kenton's mom lives in Fresno and he is now with his family.

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