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In a bid to set parents' nerves at ease, a southwest suburban school district has become one of the first in the state to begin using GPS to track schoolchildren riding buses to and from school each day.
Palos Heights School District 128 had previously been using ZPass, a GPS technology provided by Seattle-based Zonar Systems, to track the buses. But now the district is outfitting students' backpacks with a luggage tag-sized unit that logs when the student steps on and off the bus.
"A little piece of mind helps you get through the day," says Ann O'Brien, a mother of four childr
Originally posted by YourPopRock
That is kind of the point... What IS the point of tracking everybody's movements?
Here is the thing... if a kid is abducted, do you really think the kidnapper will be stupid enough to keep the gps unit that is attached to the backpack functioning?
This serves no practical purpose other than to be BIG BROTHER and track the movements of everybody. Why WOULDN'T you start in the schools? I know of no more liberal and socialist of an evironment on the planet to institute this type of government tyranny into.