Campus Cards, College and University Identification and Security

Federal judge rules in school’s favor on RFID-enabled IDs

Friday, January 11, 2013

A U.S. district judge in San Antonio has ruled in favor of the school district that has deployed student ID cards that contain RFID chips, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.

John Jay High School is one of two in the district that’s testing the new name badges to automate attendance to maximize state funding.


15-year-old Andrea Hernandez objects to wearing the IDs. She opposes due to religious reasons, calling the requirement a “mark of the beast” as mentioned in the Bible’s Book of Revelation The case focuses only on her situation and not on the RFID program itself, attorneys said.

John Jay can expel Hernandez if she doesn’t give written notice by the end of the semester that she will wear the badge. Hernandez plans to appeal.

See CR80 News’ previous coverage here[end] 

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