ROME, Ga., Sep. 5, 2006
(AP) The never-ending march of technology now means school children here can pay for their cafeteria sloppy joes with their fingers.
Rome City Schools is switching to a scanning system that lets students use their fingerprints to access their accounts. In the past, students had to punch in their pin numbers.
"The finger's better because all you've got to do is put your finger in, and you don't have to do the number and get mixed up," said Adrianna Harris, a second grader at Anna K. Davie Elementary School.
Many parents are concerned about having their minor children fingerprinted: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/09/05/ap/strange/mainD8JULN4G0.shtml.
- thanks to Steven Gibb