Second Update: Judge Grants Reprieve To Student Expelled For Refusing To Wear Tracking Device BadgeSubmitted by emalvini on Thu, 11/22/2012 - 04:26
SECOND UPDATE: Judge Grants Reprieve To Student Expelled For Refusing To Wear Tracking Device Badge
By Craig Bannister
November 21, 2012
Andrea Hernandez won’t have to leave her high school for refusing to wear a badge designed to track her every move there – yet – her attorneys announced today.
A district court judge for Bexar County, Texas, has granted a temporary restraining order to prevent Northside Independent School District from removing a Hernandez from John Jay High School’s Science and Engineering Academy because she refused to wear a name badge designed to use a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) chip to track students’ precise location on school property, the Hernandez’s attorneys announced today.
“The court’s willingness to grant a temporary restraining order is a good first step, but there is still a long way to go—not just in this case, but dealing with the mindset, in general, that everyone needs to be monitored and controlled,” said John W. Whitehead, president of The Rutherford Institute.