Federal Judge: Texas School Can Force Teenager to Wear Locator Chip

I covered this case a couple of months ago in my post The “Electronic Concentration Camp” – Girl Expelled from School for Refusing RFID Chip.  It seems we now finally have a ruling.  Chalk this one up for the fascists.  The answer to such absurdity seems to be homeschooling.  Public schools don’t seem to be teaching our kids much anyway and now they want to track them like animals.  Enough is enough.  From Reuters:

(Reuters) – A public school district in Texas can require students to wear locator chips when they are on school property, a federal judge ruled on Tuesday in a case raising technology-driven privacy concerns among liberal and conservative groups alike.

U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia said the San Antonio Northside School District had the right to expel sophomore Andrea Hernandez, 15, from a magnet school at Jay High School, because she refused to wear the device, which is required of all students.

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The “Electronic Concentration Camp” – Girl Expelled from School for Refusing RFID Chip

A total surveillance state is being implemented right in front of us, and amazingly, pretty much no one seems to care.

From WND:

A student in a Texas school district has been told she is to be expelled for refusing to wear a student ID badge that essentially places her in an “electronic concentration camp.”

WND previously reported on the case of Andrea Hernandez, a student at John Jay High School in the Northside Independent School District in San Antonio, Texas. This year, the school implemented a new program requiring students to wear badges containing an RFID chip, which would be used to track them anywhere they went, including the restrooms. Hernandez refused to wear the chip, citing privacy and religious issues.

Despite the schools having 290 surveillance cameras, officials apparently believe that is not enough to keep track of students attending the schools.

The primary intent of the tracking cards is not to increase student safety but to increase state funding to the district.

WOAI-TV in San Antonio reported district spokesman Pasqual Gonzalez said the two schools have a high rate of truancy, and the district could gain $2 million in state funding by improving attendance.

After her refusal to wear the tracking chip, Hernandez was warned in a letter that there would “be consequences.” Following through on its threats, the district sent Hernandez a letter informing her she would expelled effective Nov. 26.

“The forces behind this are very strong so people need to get ready for it,” Whitehead said. “We are moving into a time where we are going to be in an electronic concentration camp wherever we go.”

It is particularly despicable how they use state funding as a way to push these programs on struggling school districts.  With all of the economic problems we face as a nation, am I the only one that finds it highly disturbing that so much money is being allocated to surveillance?  This isn’t a way to improve a nation’s economy; rather, it represents a very conscious and concerted effort to control the population after systemic collapse.

Full article here.

In Liberty,
Mike