Administrators at Truman High School in Taylor, Michigan, have required all of its students to wear identification cards, according to The News Herald.
The initiative was placed in effect because school officials wanted to prevent students who aren't enrolled at Truman from entering school grounds. "We want the students to be safe, and we feel this is the best way to keep students who aren’t enrolled in Truman out," Tom Saylor, principal of Truman, told the media outlet. Saylor further explained that the school-mandated IDs will help prepare students for the workforce, and that "any job out there will require people to wear IDs at work." A three-strike system is in place for students who fail to don their ID cards. They will receive a warning for a first offense, in-school detention for a second and a one-day suspension for a third, notes the news source. Student ID verification
software is a specialty of Vision Database Systems - a Jupiter, Florida-based company that develops identification cards and tracking systems, according to CR80News. The company plans to release a new campus card solution called IDMSonline, a system that allows administrators to run their carding operations from the internet.