Education

Texas Schools Punish Kids Who Refuse to Wear Microchip ID Cards

| by Michael Allen

John Jay High School and Anson Jones Middle School in San Antonio, Texas, came under fire earlier this year when they announced that students would be required to wear microchip-embedded ID cards at all times.

The school claims the microchip cars are needed to stop rampant truancy which is hurting the schools' federal funding. If the program is successful, the RFID chips could soon come to 112 schools and affect nearly 100,000 students, reports RT.com.

Now, students who refuse to walk the school halls with the card in their pocket or around their neck claim they are being tormented by teachers and are banned from participating in certain school functions. Some students said they were turned away from cafeterias and libraries.

Kirsten Bokenkamp of the ACLU told the San Antonio Express-News earlier this year that the ACLU is expected to challenge the tracking system, but the schools went ahead with the ID cards.