SANANTONIO A new controversy is brewing over the new student IDs used in the Northside Independent School District.

According to, a John Jay High School student refused to carry her ID.

Andrea Hernandez's family says it violated her religious freedom.

Now, school administrators have notified her that she will have to attend a different school if she doesn't comply with the school policy.

The SmartIDs, as they are called, have a tracking device in them that district officials say help them make the school a safer and increase attendance.

According to the NISD website, two schools have implemented a Student Locator Project pilot program: John Jay and Jones Middle School.

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