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White House breach: A toddler breaches security, gets timeout from parents

A toddler breached White House security and was apprehended.
A toddler breached White House security and was apprehended.
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White House security has been bulked up immensely over the course of the past decade, and there is every measure taken to make sure it isn't breached. Little did the government know that it wouldn't take much to actually get past the gates. MSNBC reported on Aug. 8, 2014, that a "rogue toddler" was able to get past the gates and onto the lawn of the White House.

Yes, a toddler.

The situation ended up delaying President Barack Obama from addressing the nation on Iraq on Thursday night. The briefing had to be delayed due to the security breach on the White House's North Lawn.

The toddler somehow squeezed through the fence that surrounds the White House, essentially breaching security. The little boy made his way onto the lawn and it caused a temporary lockdown of the entire area of the White House.

People reported that Edwin Donovan, a spokesman for the United States Secret Service, said they were going to speak to the toddler about his actions, but his parents took appropriate action.

"We were going to wait until he learned to talk to question him, but in lieu of that he got a timeout and was sent on [his] way with parents," Donovan said.

So yes, an unidentified toddler was able to bring a complete halt to the nation and the President of the United States. Now, the secret service is going to have to do a little bit of research to make sure that no more rogue toddlers are able to breach their security.

At least the kid now has an awesome story to tell once he gets older.

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