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POPLAR BLUFF, Missouri (AP) -- A new policy at a high school requiring students to wear identification badges has prompted some parents to complain and students to protest the move as an infringement on their rights.
The badges, which are identical to the IDs students have always been required to carry and use to check out library books at Poplar Bluff High School, are now required to be worn on campus during school hours.
Originally posted by Tripnastic
I agree. These kids are complaining about wearing a school badge, at school, which is they same one they've always carried in their pocket and had to produce upon demand anyway. Then after their done complaining, they're going to put on their mcdonalds badge and go to work. I had to wear a badge in school, it was no big deal.
What is the point of the badges? To identify students? To stop violence? To prevent firearms from coming in the school? To keep kids off drugs? What difference could these badges make other than to add to the manufactured fear and paranoia that people carry around with them every day?