US schools track teens by putting chips into students’ ID cards

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

Some parents are protesting, comparing the tags to RFID chips used to track cattle.

Steven Hernandez, a father of a student who attends the Texas school and the only local parent to attend a protest late last month, told KSN News that the new badges amount to “a spy chip”.

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