Texas Judge Rejects Student's Appeal over School-Issued RFID Tag

After just a few months, Judge Orlando Garcia determines the student's freedom of religion had no been violated.

by / January 9, 2013

In November 2012, a sophomore at San Antonio, Texas' John Jay High School's Science and Engineering Academy, Andrea Hernandez, was expelled for refusing to wear her school-issed RFID tag -- and she sued the Northside Independent School District for the expulsion.

Shortly thereafter, Judge Orlando Garcia overturned the student's expulsion, ruling that the RFID system is a clear violation of her constitutional rights.

The school did say Hernandez could remove the RFID tag, but must still wear the badge as all other students do. 

So on Jan. 8, 2013, Garcia rejected the student's appeal, after having determined that Hernandez's freedom of religion had not been violated, The Verge reported.  He ruled that the school had done enough to accomodate the student's religious beliefs.

Photo courtesy of the Northside Independent School District