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Judge stops school from expelling girl who refused to wear tracking device

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A GPS tracking device on your child, would you be okay with that?

A San Antonio school district is requiring some of their students to wear it. One student is fighting against it.

School officials expelled the student for refusing to use the GPS chip. But a judge ruled a temporary injunction.

Wednesday we'll find out if the judge makes it permanent.

Last week, John Jay High School officials told Andrea Hernandez she would be expelled effective Monday. This comes after she refused to wear her "Smart" ID badge that tracks a student's whereabouts.

Hernandez's lawyer claims the ID's violate her client's First Amendment rights to religious freedom. Also, he says the school is only using the "Smart" ID's to increase their state funding.

Right now only a high school and a middle school have the pilot program. The plan is to expand it throughout the district.

FOX 7 spoke with parents for their reaction and this is what they had to say.

"Considering 9 out of 10 of them have cell phones in their pocket and you can tell where they are at any given time anyway. I can't say how that's any different," said Bill La Roux.

"I know kids are skipping but you can't put that on other kids. I don't think it's right," said Raymond Martinez.

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