Northside Independent School District in San Antonio began issuing the RFID-chip-laden student-body cards when the semester began in the fall. The ID badge has a bar code associated with a student's Social Security number, and the RFID chip monitors pupils' movements on campus, from when they arrive until when they leave.
The suspended student, sophomore Andrea Hernandez, was notified by the Northside Independent School District in San Antonio that she won't be able to continue attending John Jay High School unless she wears the badge around her neck, which she has been refusing to do.
The Rutherford Institute said it would go to court and try to nullify the district's decision. The institute said that the district's stated purpose for the program -- to enhance their coffers -- is "fundamentally disturbing."
Like most state-financed schools, the district's budget is tied to average daily attendance. If a student is not in his seat during morning roll call, the district doesn't receive daily funding for that pupil because the school has no way of knowing for sure if the student is there. But with the RFID tracking, students not at their desk but tracked on campus are counted as being in school that day, and the district receives its daily allotment for that student.
This is what we call "burying the lead":
The Hernandez family, which is Christian, told InfoWars that the sophomore is declining to wear the badge because it signifies Satan, or the Mark of the Beast warning in Revelations 13: 16-18.
The district, in a letter last week to the family, said it would allow her to continue attending the magnate school with "the battery and chip removed." But the girl's father, Steve Hernandez, said the district told him that the offer came on the condition that he must "agree to stop criticizing the program and publicly support it," a proposition the father told WND Education that he could not stomach.
Apparently the removal of batteries also removes... the... Satan?