No kidding. Any parent who would let their kids go to an event where they are forbidden is an idiot.
That is what many schools do these days. They claim to want parent involvement, but the LAST thing they want is for a parent to get involved. They are the experts.
I have a long story to tell there about my son getting placed into a "new new" math class. I won't tell it, as it is too long.
That was about 15 years ago. He never recovered. I was encouraged to participate, but they didn't want to hear from me.
Just go to the f'ing PTA meetings. Everything will be just fine.
I should probably go take some blood preesure med's.
How many of these kids were there without their parents knowledge of what was really going on? Some parents are ignorant of Planned Parenthood. Others may have thought their kids were going to a movie, etc. These kids didn't need their parents to drive them, just anyone with a car, or a city bus, or it could have been within walking distance for a few.