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High school student loses court battle after refusing to wear an ID tag with a GPS tracker, saying its against her religion


  • Andrea Hernandez said the ID was the ‘Mark of the Beast’ by citing Bible verse and brought suit after being suspended
  • Federal judge ruled school can force her to wear badge as long as the GPS tracker is removed

 

The high school student who was suspended after she refused to wear a student ID card implanted with a GPS chip because it is against her religious beliefs has lost her legal battle.

Andrea Hernandez, from Texas, has been fighting with officials at Northside Independent School District in San Antonio since they began issuing the RFID-chip-laden student-body cards when the semester began in the fall.

The Radio Frequency Identification badge has a bar code which is able to track students movements on campus, from when they arrive until when they leave and is aimed at a way to combat truancy.

Andrea Hernandez has been fighting with officials at Northside Independent School District in San Antonio since they began issuing the RFID-chip-laden student-body cards

Controversial: The Radio Frequency Identification badge has a bar code which is able to track students movements on campus, from when they arrive until when they leave

When Andrea refused to wear the badge around her neck, she was notified by the school district that she would not be able to attend John Jay High School but would have to go to another school who had not yet adopted the chip.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2259654/San-Antonio-student-Andrea-Hernandez-loses-court-battle-refusing-wear-ID-tag-GPS-tracker.html#ixzz2HXz1txJg

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