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-- story out of Florida getting new attention today because of concerns about privacy and parental rights.
Three different schools conducting -- scans of students.
Basically taking an optical fingerprints.
Of these children.
Without ever getting the permission of their parents or even notifying them.
Columnist Michelle Malkin has been shedding light on the story she joins us now -- also Fox News contributor.
And so these kids as young as kindergarten.
Yap there were three schools that were affected ranging from elementary through high school.
And even at this time after I've asked many questions and -- Facilities supervisor who's in charge of of this program.
It's not clear exactly how many students were really affected and how many records were gathered.
Or even if as a school claims they were really destroyed.
Now the school says all -- we're sorry we meant to -- notifications out and we did and it was just an oversight.
And -- -- we realized that we let the parents now so what do we have to fear.
Yeah a big deal big deal right well I think this is a very disturbing sign.
-- surveillance state -- And it really is a tribute to the vocal parents who raise the alarm about this on social media.
There was at least one mother April Serrano.
Who started spreading word on some educational reform.
FaceBook pages and it was.
Really got the word out there -- spread across Twitter and then I picked up the phone and called.
Rob Davis who was listed on the letter that the parents had posted on line.
Which was -- -- -- a letter you know as you mention it wasn't until after.
They had done these unauthorized hands that the parents found out exactly what happened -- and happened.
Just days before the Memorial Day weekend when a lot of of families of course -- Not paying attention to what was going on and and that's not a part of the problem is that you know these government schools.
That are so reckless and so apathetic about parents' rights.
What -- have to fear because the students setting the school says Ali we wanted to -- the children.
Getting on off to school bus that they got -- child and show up at home parents call -- can say he got on the bus these are the times and so on so forth.
Yeah and isn't this the the.
Main talking point of course of the nanny state whenever they try an excuse and rationalize.
Behavior -- breaches of family privacy they always say it's the -- in the name of quote unquote security.
The problem of course is that it's a larger.
Of undermining parental authority in the school system and I believe that it is of a piece but the kind of nationalize data mining.
That is now under way thanks to things like fed said.
And common core as I mentioned which is unfortunately.
Beast supported by the likes of both Jeb Bush and the Obama administration and the gates foundation and unfortunately a lot of ill informed and -- -- conservative governors and what.
You've had at the national level now.
Are I think really troublesome breaches of federal privacy law there's something called for.
The family educational rights and privacy act which is supposed to guarantee that these kind of -- that you're now seeing at the local level is iris scans story don't happen.
How and what the Obama administration has done very quietly over the last couple of years is slowly undermine.
Those protections and in fact -- -- is now a lawsuit being carried by.
A group called epic on behalf of families that are.
Protesting -- exactly this kind of data mining that it can railing down to the individual level we're not just talking about aggregate.
Testing scores Megan what we're talking about it there is things like individual health histories.
Family incomes and even to the level and this was in some of them with a common core.
Information that was publicized.
-- over the last year even things like which corner -- your kid is out of the -- step which would bring business right back to -- iris scan.
Steam because we were talking about.
Iris -- companies that were going to track students on school buses.
-- and now the parents are asking how can we be sure.
That that that that data has been discarded we don't wanna find out years from now part child -- some meeting that the school district.
That in fact -- wait we still had a -- got to run thank you so much you bet.
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