Texas Student EXPELLED For Refusing To Wear RFID Chip Tracking ID Badge

Refusing the mark! Andrea Hernandez is being involuntarily withdrawn from John Jay High School in San Antonio for refusing the new RFID chip tracking ID badge...
Students and parents are rallying against new ID badges that track student movement on the campuses of two San Antonio, Texas schools. KSN.com


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students to wear an RFID-enabled ID badge around their necks at all times, Andrea Hernandez is being involuntarily withdrawn from John Jay High School in San Antonio effective November 26th, according to a letter sent by the district that has now been made public.


Students and parents are rallying against new ID badges that track student movement on the campuses of two San Antonio, Texas schools. KSN.com

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.

Since Andrea Hernandez has refused to wear the badge, she is being withdrawn from the magnet school and her program at the Science and Engineering Academy, and instead will have to attend William Howard Taft HS, which is not currently involved in the ID scheme, unless she changes her position.

Civil liberties lawyers at the Rutherford Institute told said that they are in the process of filing a temporary restraining order petition to prevent the school from kicking Hernandez out until further appeals can be made to resolve the matter. Representatives for John Jay did not return calls for comment by the time of publishing.

Andrea, backed by her family, has claimed the policy violates her religious beliefs and unduly infringes on her privacy. The controversial ID badge includes the photo and name of each student, a bar code tied to the student’s social security number, as well as an RFID chip which pinpoints the exact location of the individual student, including after hours and when the student leaves campus.

The battle over the IDs has been an ongoing saga. The Hernandez family has previously attended several school board meetings, organized protests and filed formal grievances with the district over the matter, and has been backed by numerous civil rights advocates.

In response to public outcry and pressure from rights groups, the school has offered to remove the battery and chip, but wouldn’t budge on mandating the ID. Their offer would also require the Hernandez family to end their criticism and agree to comply with and even tout the policy, something Andrea’s father Steve Hernandez finds unacceptable.


Letter from John Jay High School withdrawing Andrea Hernandez for not submitting to the RFID tracking ID badges.

Steve Hernandez stated, “[A]s part of the accommodation my daughter and I would have to agree to stop criticizing the program and publicly support … it. I told [the Deputy Superintendent] that was unacceptable because it would imply an endorsement of the district’s policy and my daughter and I should not have to give up our constitutional rights to speak out against a program that we feel is wrong.”

Andrea has instead agreed to carry her original ID card, which was issued when she began at the school, and was told would be valid for her entire four years there.

But she has already been effectively punished for her non-compliance. She was not allowed to vote for Homecoming King & Queen because she didn’t have the proper identification, and has also been barred from some school functions. The school originally threatened to suspend, fine, or involuntarily transfer students who wouldn’t wear the ID once the program was fully instituted.

Deputy Superintendent Ray Galindo vowed in October that the consequences would be worse if Andrea did not change her mind: “I urge you to accept this solution so that your child’s instructional program will not be affected. As we discussed, there will be consequences for refusal to wear an ID card as we begin to move forward with full implementation,” Galindo wrote.

Hernandez’ case first made news back in August, when the school tried to impose the new technology at the start of the school year. John Jay HS, along with other participating schools, stands to receive $2 million dollars in state funding for a program supposedly instituted to reduce tardiness and truancy. However, Hernandez and other students only qualified for the magnet school by having good attendance, grades and test scores in the first place. source – InfoWars



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November 20, 2012 7:12 pm

It does seem a fair offer that she only wear the card with the battery and chip removed. I’ve homeschooled my guys up to high school, where they are now dual enrolled. Unfortunately, we live in a time where being quickly able to identify who is a student or not is a necessity. So, I do see the logic behind an id (similar to drivers license).( I also believe we should that we should have to produce them to vote! That’s another issue…) If the parents want to remove her that’s completely within their rights, maybe she’d even be better… Read more »


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November 20, 2012 7:28 pm

Land of the Free,
What happened to thee,
Did you go to Sea,
Or just go pee??

People talking, at the top,
Say, all this freedom has to stop,
Cause, if it don’t they’ll call a cop,
Jail the criminal, and feed them slop.

Forcing a person to be subjugated,
Is Slavery, however it’s stated,
Safety in the ‘chip,’ is over-rated,
No one wants to be, easily castigated.

November 20, 2012 7:55 pm

At least the school offered to remove the chip and battery. It would be no different than having an I.D badge.
As a parent I would have my child leave the stupid badge in their locker when they come home.
I don’t agree or really disagree but I will bet you if the daughter has a cell phone someone is watching her movements.

Just my $.002

November 20, 2012 8:10 pm

I live in San Antonio and just last week I saw a school district police officer give a ticket to a youth for not wearing his ID while walking to school so I doubt leaving it in a locker would work. It was a great teaching moment for my kids (who I home school) about the restrictions governments impose on their citizens. I didn’t realize at the time that they had RFID chips in the ID. If you buy a cell phone you are agreeing to be monitored but a government forcing you to carry a monitoring device is something… Read more »

November 20, 2012 8:15 pm

What kind of education do you really receive in a place that is this resistant to individual thought? I agree with the student and her father completely. It is completely wrong to bully people the way schools do. After wearing a “harmless” RFID badge, how likely would it be that you would accept the “convenience” of having it implanted and recommending others do the same? Isn’t it rich irony that they can get away with this but can’t demand ID be shown in order to vote?

November 20, 2012 8:27 pm

It’s not the mark if the beast. Just a type picture
It also means that it’s almost time to fly!!

November 20, 2012 9:26 pm

Jimmy, it is not us, I’m concerned about, but those ‘Left Behind.’ If they are not warned about what the chip possibilities are, in regards to their eternity, many might be lost to God, simply because they didn’t know.
Conning a person into condemnation is so easy, once they’ve opened the door of acceptability, so the mind doesn’t, later, reject implantation …. etc…
Today’s mosquito-bite may be tomorrow’s Malaria.

November 20, 2012 9:54 pm

The real problem is the bigger picture. This RFID chip will become more and more common. They start using it on kids, so they become more used to it as they get older. If you haven’t heard, certain people in the U.S. gov’t have been trying to get it passed as law where every citizen in the united stated will have a chip put on them. As in under their skin. This is not a rumor, it is a fact. They actually tried to get it put into Obamacare, but Obama shot it down. It was also tried before, I… Read more »

November 20, 2012 10:01 pm

San Antonio and Texas in general are becoming more socialist everyday. What happened to the Republic of Texas that was independant and God fearing! I hate what this state has become…..never thought it would fall in line with The United Socialis of Amerika.


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