Student Expelled for Refusing Location Tracking RFID Badge

Discussion in 'Civil Rights & Privacy' started by Mike, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    I emphathize with the student, but there's some major hyperbole here. It's the schools' RFID scanners that track her, not the badges and chips, and there is no way that they can track her after hours once she's out of scanning ranges (just a few feet from each reader).

    Info Wars: Student Expelled for Refusing Location Tracking RFID Badge

    After months of protesting a policy requiring high school students to wear an RFID-enabled ID badge around their necks at all times, Andrea Hernandez is being involuntarily withdrawn from John Jay High School in San Antonio effective November 26th, according to a letter sent by the district that has now been made public.

    The letter, sent on November 13, informs her father that the Smart ID program, which was phased in with the new school year, is now in “full implementation” and requires all students to comply by wearing the location-tracking badges.

    ... an RFID chip which pinpoints the exact location of the individual student, including after hours and when the student leaves campus.

  2. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach

    So is this a private school?
  3. FetePerfection

    FetePerfection Founding Member Coach

    I find it amazing that only 1 family has objected to this...just like TSA, keep conditioning, keep em compliant, keep track.
  4. RB

    RB Founding Member

  5. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    Am I the only one who finds the irony in this school being named after Patriot (the real kind, not the namby pamby current kind) and Federalist author John Jay? Honestly, it seems to me that someone like John Jay would be so opposed to this, that I just have to chuckle at the stupidity.
  6. jtodd

    jtodd Original Member

  7. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    the letter adds nothing to what is already known.

    I disagree entirely. nobody should allow themselves to be tracked like this. These people have a lick of sense and dignity and it should be respected.
    according to the family, there was more involved here than simply disabling the device. The girl was also to make a public statement of support and pretend to be going along with the program. That attempt to squash other's convictions by force like this is pure evil.
  8. Frank

    Frank Original Member

  9. RB

    RB Founding Member

    The last sentence of the letter indicates that the school district offered remove the battery and chip from the ID.

    Seems like that adds a great deal to the discussion.
  10. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Not really -- they were requiring that the student pretend to support the program by wearing the gutted badge, in essence forced speech which is as much a violation of the first amendment as inhibiting free speech.
  11. RB

    RB Founding Member

    I agree that having to wear visible tracking ID seems a violation of the First Amendment. Guess we will have a court decide the question now. More distrubing to me is the continous tracking of people, even in a limited area, as this school district and others are is doing. Might as well brand them and assign a number to know where each member of the herd is. Oh, that is exactly what is being done.
  12. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    We already knew that. They did not mention however the requirement they imposed about cessation of opposition and the public statement of support. They only listed what made them look good. The other things were conveyed verbally. Notice that a judge has issued an injunction against the school...
  13. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    Why don't we just tattoo their Socialist Slave Number, in bar code format, to their left forearm?
  14. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    Nope its a independent school district IE funded by taxpayer $$$. This is going to end badly for this school district more so then it already has.
  15. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Mentioned in another thread is how Saudi men are using electronic tracking to keep track of their women. If the girls lawyer could slip that article into the testimony I would bet every woman on the jury would side with the girl.


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