Fazio reportedly has asserted that she obtained a list containing the names and addresses of every student in the district simply by paying a $30 fee and filing a Freedom of Information Request.
“Using this information along with an RFID reader means a predator could use this information to determine if the student is at home and then track them wherever they go,” claimed Fazio. “These chips are always broadcasting so anyone with a reader can track them anywhere.”
Russia Today reports that the American Civil Liberties Union had previously suggested that it would represent Hernandez in a bid to protect her constitutional rights.
Since then, however, the ACLU has backed off because, according to a local ACLU representative in Texas, the case did not meet the advocacy group’s case criteria.
If the school district deems the pilot program successful, the forced microchip-wearing scheme could be implemented at over 100 schools, affecting almost 100,000 students.
And that could be just the beginning. According to the website Salon, several vendors around the nation — including AIM Truancy Solutions, ID Card Group and DataCard — are pitching RFID “Tag and Track” to schools.