This is yet another example of how the United States court system allows people to sue for absolutely everything.
The family of a teenager who was fatally shot is suing the Hueneme school district for not enforcing the dress code. They are blaming the school district for the boys death because thee district allowed the teenager, who was gay, to wear makeup and feminine clothing to school. Apparently, the dress code does not allow this. Due to his sexual orientation, the school knew of the vulnerabilities of abuse, and therefore, the family says, should have enforced the dress code.
The boy who did the shooting is being charged with murder and a hate crime. The 16-year-old shooter, who pleaded not guilty, is being tried as an adult.
Should the parents of the deceased teenager be allowed to sue for this? If the parents knew about his vulnerabilities, why didn't they enforce any dress code rules?
The bottom line is that if the school has a dress code, they should be enforcing it however the reality is that most public school districts do not enforce their dress code unless the way the students are dressing is extremely out of line. At some point, if parents want their kids to dress a certain way, it needs to become their responsibility to make sure that their child dresses as per their rules. The teenager may not like it but house rules are house rules. You can't blame the school district for what you've allowed your child to walk out of the house in.