Texas student, who refused to wear RFID, loses appeal –District eventually aims to equip all student badges across district’s 112 schools with RFID chips


09 Jan 2013

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. Andrea Hernandez, 15, stopped wearing the badge on religious grounds. 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. The new identification policy at the Northside Independent School District (NISD) in San Antonio, Texas, began at the start of the 2012 school year.



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