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1) Is this a public or private school?
2) What kind of "consequences," exactly?
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Thank you. Last question, please. Is this a SCHOOL concert, or a CLASS concert (i.e. a concert being put in by school, a certain class like drama class, or simply some third party concert)?
AND, is this threat against all students, or, simply students of a class (example: art teacher mandates that her students go to the art show)?
A school cannot do this, arguably. While a school can enforce a student code of conduct outside of school in some situations and a teacher may demand attendance of something outside the school as part of class, a mass demand for students to show is outside the school's ability.
Ergo, the school should not be able to do this. The problem is that since the threat is vague, it is hard to say what they can try to do and what the parents would do if the school did try to punish non-attending students. However the general action would be to appeal to the district, and then if this fails, a Writ of Mandamus in Court.
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