Texas school can force students to wear chips judge rules (video)

Andrea Hernandez school chip 
By: Sanvi Rizvi 

(Scroll down for video) A judge ruled that a Texas school can force its students to wear computer chips in order for them to be monitored by the school, according to a recent court ruling in Texas.

The public school district in Texas, can force students to wear locator chips on school property, a federal judge ruled Tuesday, in a case raising privacy concerns among liberal and conservative groups alike.

U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia said the San Antonio Northside School District has the right to expel sophomore Andrea Hernandez, 15, of Jay High School because she refused to use the device, which is required of all school students.

The judge denied the student's request to block the district school from throwing her out while the case makes its way through the federal courts.

The American Civil Liberties Union is one of the rights organizations opposing the use of radio frequency identification, or RFID, technology.

"We do not want to see this kind of intrusive surveillance gain popularity in our culture," ACLU senior policy analyst, Jay Stanley, said.

"We must not teach our children to accept such intrusive surveillance technology," he added.

The RFID policy has also been criticized by conservative groups that see it as an example of big government, additional control of individuals and as eroding their freedoms.