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Judge Issues Temporary Order Blocking Expulsion For Refusing To Wear RFID Tag 305

Posted by Unknown Lamer
from the dang-terrorist-judges dept.
An anonymous reader writes with an update about the student refusing to wear an RFID badge in Texas. From the article: "A district court judge for Bexar County has granted a temporary restraining order (TRO) to ensure that Andrea Hernandez, a San Antonio high school student from John Jay High School's Science and Engineering Academy, can continue her studies pending an upcoming trial. The Northside Independent School District (NISD) in Texas recently informed the sophomore student that she would be suspended for refusing to wear a 'Smart' Student ID card embedded with a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tracking chip."
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Judge Issues Temporary Order Blocking Expulsion For Refusing To Wear RFID Tag

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday November 23, 2012 @01:51PM (#42075137)

    Well I think at this point it is the principal of the matter.
    I imagine she would of been perfectly fine wearing the normal ID badge, but after encountering so much opposition she has dug in her heels.

    And she is right to. She is guaranteed a high-school public education and I doubt that it is legal to force things like this onto children and then expel them when they refuse. She is not disrupting other children's educations nor being violent of otherwise harmful, so the public education system does not have grounds for expulsion.

    I think you meant the principle of the matter. Here's the principal of the matter: https://nisd.schoolnet.com/outreach/jjhs/admin/harris/

    This is the guy responsible for trying to expel her because she stood up for her rights.

  • by ArcadeMan (2766669) on Friday November 23, 2012 @03:22PM (#42075897)

    I'm sorry sir, I left my ID card in my pants while trying to dry them off in the microwave oven, I was in a hurry this morning.

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