Students Get Security Passport

June 25, 2004

IN an effort to prevent juvenile crime,drug use, and sexual and other crimesagainst minors, the Ministry of PublicEducation began a program this month tofingerprint the country’s youth.The identification effort is part of a largerprogram entitled “We should not be quiet,”in which students are taught measures toavoid being kidnapped or otherwise harmed.The program includes registration ofdental records by university students.Photos, fingerprints, dental records andpersonal information are placed in whatthe ministry is calling a “student passport.”Authorities will use the information toidentify children, according to the JudicialInvestigative Police (OIJ).

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