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Pupil Hernandez, who refused to wear RFID, loses appeal

BBC | January 09, 2013 | 6:53PM

A Texan student who refused to wear a badge with a radio tag that tracked her movements has lost a federal court appeal against her school's ID policy.

The radio chips track attendance, which in turn helps secure school funding.

But Andrea Hernandez, 15, stopped wearing the badge on religious grounds, saying it was the "mark of the beast".

After John Jay High School suspended her, she went to court and won a temporary injunction to continue her studies at the school, without the tag.

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Skip school every day!

Be the first in your class!

No one ever heard of such a thing when I was your age!

Nobody ever skips school! That would be awesome!

Defeat the panda-industrial complex

I am dusk icon. anagram me.

Texas is a total police state.

The schools are run like pre-jail.

Everyone is considered guilty until proven innocent.


They are appealing the

They are appealing the decision. The judge made a huge mistake. I think the judge did it on purpose. He told the girl that he didn't believe she didn't show enough sincerity in her religious beliefs. I think the judge wanted it to go to another court.

Restoring Liberty

The single most important change to restoring liberty would be the elimination of government "education". Forced, through property taxes, to pay for something first, as in these socialist schools, and then expecting a good education does not make any sense.

End slavery - separate school & state and end property taxes.

This is..

probably going to be the best thing that ever happened to that girl, getting kicked out of public school!

"What light is to the eyes - what air is to the lungs - what love is to the heart, liberty is to the soul of man."
-Robert Green Ingersoll

Surely he'll show them the middle finger by...

...moving to another district or bringing kids home for homeschooling.

But he did the right thing, and that's what matters.

"It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a rEVOLution before tomorrow morning." - Henry Ford

was it a 3 judge panel

or the entire panel for that Federal district, if only a single or 3 panel judge, can appeal to the entire court or supreme court on illegal search and seizure grounds. Supreme court already said you can't track cars without a warrant, I don't see how this is different, but this appeal is on religious grounds so it may need to take a different direction.

Who's next? Judges.

I don't think this subject gets enough light and I might start a thread about it.

Judges and the judicial system. Yikes. All I can say is, some judges are complicit in this "Grand Scheme":


Evil is the only word I can use to describe this.

Lima-1, out.

If you don't know your rights, you don't have any.

NCMarc's picture

worse and worse

every day, more and more government control. it amazes me the people stand up and just take it.

what happened was the lazy teachers couldn't take attendance anymore because they don't know how to count. they all went to public schools themselves and couldn't be left behind.

A great empire, like a great cake, is most easily diminished at the edges. - Ben Franklin

Transfer out of the district,

Transfer out of the district, and make them reimburse you. San Antonio is becoming a central planners paradise with Castro at the helm.

Southern Agrarian

NCMarc's picture

when I home-schooled my son,

when I home-schooled my son, for 2 years, they kept a desk with his name on it, just so they could get additional funding. he was in the "gifted" program and they get extra funds for that.

they'd call all the time giving us the sales pitch to come back to school

i finally caved when he got to high school, so he'd get more social interaction and play some sports. he's been at 18th grade level since 6th grade. he hasn't studied 1 minute for the last 2 years and has a 4.8GPA

they don't expect much from these kids.

A great empire, like a great cake, is most easily diminished at the edges. - Ben Franklin

NCMarc's picture

Even better my son's english

Even better my son's english teacher had them read Ayn Rand. I actually wrote him a nice letter commending his excellent choice in reading material.

I love his school.. of course where we live, 95% of the homes have guns in their houses. we even have a shooting team at school.

WHAT YOU SAY? A SCHOOL that actually endorses guns??

A great empire, like a great cake, is most easily diminished at the edges. - Ben Franklin

Private school this would be fine.

Government school this is invasion of privacy and self-incrimination.

Free includes debt-free!

BMWJIM's picture

All the student has to do is

put it in the microwave for two 10 second burst. This should resolve the problem and cost big bucks to the Government school. Especially if she told all the other students what is up. Lol!


1976-1982 USMC, Having my hands in the soil keeps me from soiling my hands on useless politicians.

Michael Nystrom's picture

The line it is drawn

The curse it is cast

The days of students without RFID trackers
It surely has past.

He's the man.

When You Lose, You Win

Some parents get threatened with arrest for trying to keep their kids out of public school or for homeschooling. This girl discovered a wonderful way to get out from beneath the talons of the public indoctrination system. She just doesn't appreciate how fortunate she really is. ..yet.

Oh - not so quick my friend

these masters of the tyranny chess board saw that move long ago.

They want you to go homeschool this girl. Then they will mandate the RFID on home schoolers as well so they know they are not at the mall or whatever. It is the logical extention if you follow it through.
They moved the needle one step closer, as they always do.

Next, why not RFID all kids - no more amber alerts - no more "lost" children. Don't you see, we could save the world if only you submitted. Can you imagine the good we could do if we implanted the RFID chip - then - well - then you could just program the car to not go so fast(again, to save the children), you wouldn't need to carry money, no more abductions, no more milk cartons. No more TSA lines - just implant the chip and YOU can skip the line. And on and on it will go.
There is no win here. They have the game well played out.

BMWJIM's picture

If it is so well played out then they will have too

Ban Microwave ovens just like Guns. LoL! Rfid is F'D by the invention of the MICROWAVE OVEN.

Think I don't know what I am talking about. Waved my TWIC card one day after I got it. Saw Two explosions in my microwave. At this point I would blast them all 3 times at 10 second intervals. Never stopped me from working offshore. DHS is just a HUGE government mess. They couldn't smell their own UNDERWARE if someone stuck them up their ass and then up their NOSE!

The US Government is the most ignorant and DANGEROUS entity on this Earth!

Heed those words.

Semper Fi!


1976-1982 USMC, Having my hands in the soil keeps me from soiling my hands on useless politicians.

Michael Nystrom's picture

Good point

There is a silver lining to everything. This kid just got saved a lifetime of youth incarceration in the public school system.

But guess what is coming next: Regulation of home schooling. And likely "approved curriculums "

He's the man.

Home schooling is regulated.

Home schooling is regulated. The parents are given establishment material to teach the kids (curriculum). Kids have to take standardized tests administered by public "officials." If they don't pass, off to public school they go. Home schooling being much better than public schooling is an illusion like owning land.

Please come join my forum if you're not a trendy and agree with my points of view.

scawarren's picture

I 'm sure that depends on

I 'm sure that depends on what state you're in because all of those issues don't apply here (AR).

It is easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled. – Mark Twain


At least, not where I'm from. The only aspect that still involves the state is the standardized testing, which infuriates me. We use a curriculum that is decidedly *not* establishment material. Look up Classical Conversations - the founder, Leigh Bortons, endorsed Ron Paul for president.

I can say this as well: as a person who has been homeschooled, I am far better off than I would be had I been stuck in "educational" prison.

BMWJIM's picture

Only in certain States!

I actually would like to hear from my friends here at the DP as to which States do and Don't have to deal with the Establishment Information/ rules BS.

Just for your information, home schooling(nor Private Schools) is NOT tested in my State. If they did that, then the public education system would cease to exist.


1976-1982 USMC, Having my hands in the soil keeps me from soiling my hands on useless politicians.

It's Still a Win

If she and her parents don't do what they want they put her back in public school? That's what she originally wanted anyway.

Not everywhere as you describe

In Texas, it is not regulated like that. In Tennessee where I live, my children are not required to take standardized tests from public officials. I work through a umbrella school and have absolutely no contact with the public schools. I choose my own curriculum, or lack thereof.