The Texas college student who didn’t want to wear a radio tracking device has lost her court case.
The College Fix reports.
Court Rules Against Student Who Refused to Wear Tracking Device
It’s Big Brother time in Texas. BBC News reports that a Texas student has lost her appeal in case in which she challenged a high school policy that requires students to carry radio tracking ID cards at all times on school grounds.
A Texan student who refused to wear a badge with a radio tag that tracked her movements has lost a federal court appeal against her school’s ID policy.
The radio chips track attendance, which in turn helps secure school funding.
But Andrea Hernandez, 15, stopped wearing the badge on religious grounds, saying it was the “mark of the beast”.
After John Jay High School suspended her, she went to court and won a temporary injunction to continue her studies at the school, without the tag.
The federal court ruling overturned that, saying if she was to stay at the school, she would be required to wear the badge. Otherwise, she would have to transfer to a new school.
The new identification policy at the Northside Independent School District (NISD) in San Antonio, Texas, began at the start of the 2012 school year.
John Jay High School is one of two schools piloting the programme, which eventually aims to equip all student badges across the district’s 112 schools with radio-frequency identification (RFID) chips.
The badges reveal each student’s location on their campus…
Court Rules Against Student Who Refused to Wear Tracking Device (The College Fix)