I am not a number I am a human bean
A student who protested against his schools RFID tracking system by not wearing her badge has been expelled. Needless to say this is in the so called Land of the Free, and in San Antonio where lawyers are now being hired to stop expulsion.
John Jay High School sophomore Andrea Hernandez was expelled from her high school after protesting against a new pilot program which tracks the precise location of all attending 4,200 students at Anson Jones Middle School and John Jay High School. Under the "Smart ID" program, ID badges have been issued with a tracking chip, which students must wear when attending school. This allows the school to track the student's location after leaving campus and for as long as the kid wears the badge.
Apparently the move to improve children's self worth by tagging them like cattle comes after pressure from neurotic parents who want school staff to always know where children are during the school day. Hernandez continually refused to wear the ID badge. The school did do its best and compromising. She would be allowed to comply by wearing a badge that had the chip removed, which have made the charade redundant. But it did mean that she would still have to wear the badge's barcode so teachers would know who she was. It would have the advantage that everyone would think she agreed with the whole tagging thing. Hernandez refused and was expelled.
Civil liberties lawyers at the Rutherford Institute have told Infowars that in retaliation to the expulsion order, they are going to file a temporary restraining order petition to prevent the school from forcing Hernandez to attend another school. John Whitehead, Rutherford founder said that kids were being taught that they lived in a total surveillance state. There has to be a point at which schools have to show valid reasons why they're doing this.
The kid in question said that the RFID-chipped accessory was a"violation of religious beliefs" and privacy infringement. It is possible that Hernandez thinks that in wearing it, she is being forced to wear the mark of the beast. Which is a common belief in fundamentalist christian circles. However we would have thought that the anti-christ would not have wanted to bleep when he gots through a check out at the supermarket.