This story is just odd:
The mother of a 16-year-old prep school student who journeyed to Iraq on a journalistic whim hasn’t decided how her son will be punished. She’s just relieved he’s on his way home. Farris Hassan left Baghdad Friday to begin traveling home, drawing to a close an adventure that could have cost him his life. The high school junior took the trip without telling his parents.
“When he first gets off the plane, I’m going to hug him,” said his mother, Shatha Atiya. “Then I’m going to collapse for a few hours and then we’re going to sit down for a long discussion about the consequences.”
Shehnaz Hassan, Farris Hassan’s sister, said as of Saturday morning that her brother was in Kuwait City and was scheduled for a return flight Monday, although they hoped to secure an earlier flight on Sunday. She said her mother spoke with her brother and a U.S. official over the phone. No further details were provided.
I was unaware minors could take international flights.