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French Catholic school tracks pupils.

French Catholic school tracks pupils.

A private Catholic-run school in Paris says its pupils will have to carry Bluetooth tracking devices to make sure that they turn up for classes.

More than 3,500 people have signed a petition against the plan. The tracking is due to start in September at the Lycée Rocroy Saint-Vincent de Paul.

A pupil called Louise tweeted a plea to sign the protest.

She said she was "not even sure it's legal" for the school to use its so-called "connected key fobs".

The fobs will be linked via an app.

    

The device has been developed by a French tech start-up called NewSchool.

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