San Antonio, TX – The ruling in a lawsuit against locator chips in student IDs is expected to arrive today (November 28), according to Yahoo! News.
John Jay High School student Andrea Hernandez feels the tracking device contained inside her student ID is against her religion. Her complaint: The badges are the equivalent to the “Mark of the Beast.” As such, she feels she shouldn’t have to participate in the program.
The Inquisitr previously reported that the school offered to remove the locator chip inside the ID if she would “proudly” wear the badge around school.
Steven Hernandez, the high school student’s father, wasn’t overly impressed with the terms and conditions of their agreement:
“[The principal] went on to say as part of the accommodation my daughter and I would have to agree to stop criticizing the program and publicly support it. I told him that was unacceptable because it would imply an endorsement of the district’s policy and my daughter and I should not have to give up our constitutional rights to speak out against a program that we feel is wrong.”
A San Antonio judge is set rule today if Andrea Hernandez will be allowed to stay at Jay Johnson High School. Should the ruling fall in the school district’s favor, the student will be transferred to another school that has yet to adopt the program.
Northside Independent School District explained that the locator chips have been inserted into the IDs of approximately 4,200 students. Officials stated the district stands to earn roughly $1.7 million in additional funding should the badges provide accurate attendance records.
“These ‘Student Locator’ programs are ultimately aimed at getting students used to living in a total surveillance state where there will be no privacy, and wherever you go and whatever you text or email will be watched by the government,” explained Rutherford Institute President John Whitehead.
What do you think about locator chips being placed inside student IDs?