Schools in Texas are advising parents to submit their child’s fingerprints and DNA in case of an emergency, according to the New York Post. Lone Star School Districts started sending their students home with DNA kits this week in association with a law created in 2021 that cultivated a
“child identification program.”
Reports added that the law came into place after a gunman murdered two teachers and eight students at a Santa Fe, Texas high school back in 2018. The DNA kits, which reports point out aren’t mandatory, will be sent to children in middle school, elementary school as well as kindergarten. Once DNA tests are submitted, parents will be able to present the records to
“federal, state, tribal, or local law enforcement to help locate and return a missing or trafficked child.”
ABC affiliate reports that close to 3.8 million students will receive a DNA kit this month.
A retired federal law enforcement officer, Tracy Walder, told NBC,
“I worry every single day when I send my kid to school. Now we’re giving parents DNA kits so that when their child is killed with the same weapon of war I had when I was in Afghanistan, parents can use them to identify them?”
#Clique, do yall agree with this one?