Electronic Bracelets Track Kids Who Skip School Electronic monitoring ankle bracelets are used across the country to keep track of repeat criminal offenders. Now, a Texas high school is employing the technology to keep tabs on students who have a history of truancy. Guests and callers weigh in on using the same methods for tracking kids and criminals.
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Electronic Bracelets Track Kids Who Skip School

Electronic Bracelets Track Kids Who Skip School

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Electronic monitoring ankle bracelets are used across the country to keep track of repeat criminal offenders. Now, several schools are using GPS monitors to keep tabs on students who have a history of truancy.

Kyle Ross, alternative education coordinator at Bryan Adams High School in East Dallas, Texas, explains why his school decided adopt the technology. Callers weigh in on using the same method to track kids and criminals.