Since Charlie isn’t as strict on post topics over the weekend, I thought you might enjoy this Sunday read about a teenage girl facing suspension for refusing to wear RFID tag in school.
The school district in question started issuing the badges with embedded RFID chips at the start of this school year in September, as part of its $500,000 Student Locator project. School officials want to eventually expand the program to the district’s 112 schools with a projected student population of 100,000, in the hopes of receiving up to $1.7 million from the state government.
The badge, worn via a lanyard around the neck, identifies a student in three ways: it features their photo and name, a bar code associated with each student’s Social Security number, and the chip to monitor his or her movements on campus from the second they get there to the second they head home. The ID card is required to use the library or cafeteria, vote in school elections, attend certain school functions, purchase tickets to extracurricular activities, and Hernandez claims, in some cases to go to the bathroom.
Hernandez, the sophomore student, said:
“I feel it’s an invasion of my religious beliefs,” she told Infowars. “I feel it’s the implementation of the Mark of the Beast. It’s also an invasion of my privacy and my other rights.”
I would probably chalk a good bit of her anger up to teenage rebellion and not wanting “The Man” to know her whereabouts, but seriously – a mandatory human GPS is just too far.
Our Cobb County School Superintendent Dr. Hinojosa came to us directly from the Dallas ISD of Texas. I have no idea if he’s even considering bringing this idea over from NISD (San Antonio), but I’d like to voice my opinion in advance that I don’t want my kid tagged like cattle.