Judge: School Can't Expel Student over RFID Badge

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A judge has told a Texas high school it cannot remove a student because she refused to wear a "Smart ID" tracking badge.

John Jay High School's Science and Engineering Academy requires students to wear badges with tracking chips in them.

The badges allows school officials to know a student's location, but student Andrea Hernandez said the new ID violates her religious beliefs as well as her privacy.

She said she believes it conditions students to one day accept what the Bible's book of Revelation calls the "mark of the beast."

"This is not 'the great economy' like the U.S. economy or the economy of Texas, it's the economy of John Jay High School," Hernandez told CBN News in October. "But you're still not allowed to participate in it unless you have this thing."

The Rutherford Institute took her case to court after the principal threatened to remove her from school.

The judge ruled in Hernandez's favor.

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