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By: Robert Price
A week after being told she'd have to switch schools, the Jay High School student who refuses to wear her student ID badge is back in class…for now.
Northside Independent School District planned to transfer sophomore Andrea Hernandez to Taft High School, but a judge granted a temporary restraining order.
He'll decide Wednesday whether the micro-chipped ID cards -- which are meant to track attendance -- violate her rights.
The student's attorney likes her chances.
"This is obviously a judge who understands the constitutional issues,” said John Whitehead of the Rutherford Institute. “He kept her in school when they were wanting to move her, so I feel that was a good sign."
Northside is running the pilot program with more than four-thousand students at Jay High school and Jones Middle School.
“Of the 4,200 students wearing their ID’s every day to school, we have one family that is objecting to this,” said district spokesman Pascual Gonzalez. "It's keeping kids safe, it's recouping monies for the school, and it's providing for great efficiencies in the running of the school."
Texan could get life term, $5M fine over meth ring
May 23, 2013 11:36 GMT
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- A North Texas man faces up to life in prison and a $5 million fine for his role in running a methamphetamine ring.
Federal prosecutors in Fort Worth on Wednesday announced Jermaine Duane Irvin was convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine. The 41-year-old Arlington man has been in custody since being arrested Feb. 28 at his home.
A federal judge has ordered sentencing in September for Irvin, who's the fifth person prosecuted in the drug case going back to last summer.
Four other people arrested in February have pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine in the Arlington area.
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