An Alabama high school this fall will start requiring its 1,400 students to wear a picture ID, the school’s new principal has announced. “The ID’s are for administrators, for teachers, for students. The safety issue is that we’ve had some issues previously with kids being on campus that didn’t actually attend Blount High School,” Jerome Woods, principal at the Prichard, Ala. school said.
The IDs will also include bar codes containing the students’ information. They’ll need the cards to get on the bus, in the classroom and even the cafeteria.