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Video: Were Scouts Held at Gunpoint?
DES MOINES, IA (CBS2/FOX28) A Des Moines Boy Scout leader is standing by his troop even in the middle of a new controversy.
Earlier this month, Troop Leader Jim Fox was traveling to Alaska with Troop 111 when they were stopped by Border Security.
One of the scouts took a picture of the agent, which is against the law, and as soon as that happened, security agents began searching their van.
Two scouts told Fox that when they tried to grab a bag to help, one agent pulled out his gun.
But now, there's some discrepancy in that report, because video from the border patrol's surveillance cameras, don't show anybody taking out a gun.
The Des Moines Register is reporting that on Wednesday, federal investigators met with Fox and another troop leader.
Fox says he doesn't believe his troop would lie and that the video was grainy, only had a few different angles, and had no audio.
Federal investigators say they're going to continue looking into things, and have requested to speak with the two scouts who say they saw a gun.
Fox has asked the boys not to speak publically and has discouraged them from meeting with federal investigators.