A high school student was suspended after she refused to wear a student ID card implanted with a GPS identification chip because it is against her religious beliefs.
Andrea Hernandez, from Texas, has been fighting with officials at Northside Independent School District in San Antonio since they began issuing the RFID-chip-laden student-body cards when the semester began in the fall.
The Radio Frequency Identification badge has a bar code which is able to track students movements on campus, from when they arrive until when they leave and is aimed at a way to combat truancy.
When Andrea refused to wear the badge around her neck, she was notified by the school district that she would not be able to attend John Jay High School but would have to go to another school who had not yet adopted the chip.
Andrea and her family are Christians and she said she does not want to wear the badge because it signifies Satan, or the Mark of the Beast warning in Revelations 13: 16-18.
This verse says: 'It also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads, so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name.'
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