Also not to tell their parents! She told them not to talk to anyone!
The surest way to get kids to talk is to tell them not to, just to prove to officials that they do, in fact, have that right.
Who wants to send their kids to a school where officials feel they have the right to tell their students not to talk about an incident at their school? Parents have the right to know everything that is going on in that school and students have the right to inform them and anyone else they choose to, even the press..