Featured Articles

IHS teardown reveals Galaxy S5 BOM

IHS teardown reveals Galaxy S5 BOM

Research firm IHS got hold of Samsung’s new flagship smartphone and took it apart to the last bolt to figure out…

More...
Galaxy S5, HTC One M8 available selling well

Galaxy S5, HTC One M8 available selling well

Samsung’s Galaxy S5 has finally gone on sale and it can be yours for €699, which is quite a lot of…

More...
Intel lists Haswell refresh parts

Intel lists Haswell refresh parts

Intel has added a load of Haswell refresh parts to its official price list and there really aren’t any surprises to…

More...
Respawn confirms Titanfall DLC for May

Respawn confirms Titanfall DLC for May

During his appearance at PAX East panel and confirmed on Twitter, Titanfall developer Respawn confirmed that the first DLC pack for…

More...
KFA2 GTX 780 Ti Hall Of Fame reviewed

KFA2 GTX 780 Ti Hall Of Fame reviewed

KFA2 gained a lot of overclocking experience with the GTX 780 Hall of Fame (HOF), which we had a chance to…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Thursday, 22 November 2012 10:04

School expels student for not wearing RFID tag

Written by Nick Farrell



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.

Nick Farrell

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
blog comments powered by Disqus

To be able to post comments please log-in with Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments