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Student Kicked Out Of School For Refusing To Wear RFID Tracking Badge Following Failed Appeal

Posted By admin On January 19, 2013 @ 5:34 am In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

Craig Bannister
CNS News [1]
Jan 19, 2013

Having lost her appeal, 15 year-old student Andrea Hernandez is leaving John Jay High School after school officials denied her request to allow her to continue her “education uninterrupted” by permitting her to use her old (chipless) ID badge which “does not signify participation in a program which I believe conflicts with my religious beliefs.”

In her handwritten letter [2], Hernandez writes: “I do not wish to wear the new badge, even without the RFID chip, because it signifies participation in the program.”

Hernandez, who has been threatened with expulsion for refusing to wear a chipless RFID tracking badge, had her request for a preliminary injunction denied by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Western District of Texas. Rutherford Institute attorneys argue the school is violating her rights under Texas’ Religious Freedom Act and the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution.

“The case will definitely move forward now, and hopefully, we will eventually find justice in the courts,”  John W. Whitehead, president of The Rutherford Institute says.

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[1] CNS News: http://cnsnews.com/blog/craig-bannister/student-kicked-out-school-refusing-wear-rfid-tracking-badge-following-failed

[2] her handwritten letter: https://www.rutherford.org/files_images/general/01-18-2013_Hernandez_Letter.JPG

[3] Judge Grants Reprieve To Student Expelled For Refusing To Wear Tracking Device Badge: http://www.prisonplanet.com/judge-grants-reprieve-to-student-expelled-for-refusing-to-wear-tracking-device-badge.html

[4] Student Expelled for Refusing Location Tracking RFID Badge: http://www.prisonplanet.com/student-expelled-for-refusing-location-tracking-rfid-badge-2.html

[5] Pupil Hernandez, who refused to wear RFID, loses appeal: http://www.prisonplanet.com/pupil-hernandez-who-refused-to-wear-rfid-loses-appeal.html

[6] Court Rules Texas School Can Force Students To Wear ID Around Necks: http://www.prisonplanet.com/court-rules-texas-school-can-force-students-to-wear-id-around-necks.html

[7] Texas Students Revolt Against Mandatory RFID Tracking Chips: http://www.prisonplanet.com/texas-students-revolt-against-mandatory-rfid-tracking-chips.html

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