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A Texas school district in the US is putting tracking chips into new, mandatory student IDs to keep tabs on students' whereabouts at all times.
The one-year pilot test is being rolled out in October for some 4,200 students in the John Jay High School and Anson Jones Middle School, which are two of the 112 schools in the district.
Students will be required to wear the cards on a lanyard around their necks and will be charged a fee for losing them.
Their location will be beamed out to electronic readers throughout the campuses, Northside Independent School District spokesman Pascual Gonzalez told FoxNews.com.
"It makes me uncomfortable. It’s an invasion of my privacy."
"With a smart phone you can use the option to use your locator but this I can't turn … off"
Originally posted by verboten
I'm not really seeing the big deal with this. It's only tracking the students while on campus. If there were a gunman in the school or something similar going on, this would be a good tool to make sure everyone can get evacuated if need be and no one is left behind. Someone tell me some scenarios where it could be used for harm?
Originally posted by pajoly
There is no reasonable argument against it and lots of good arguments for it.