August 18, 2008 – The family of a cross-dressing gay son has filed a complaint against the school district for allowing their son to wear a dress and make-up to school, in violation of the school's dress code. The family claims that the school encouraged their son to wear female attire to express himself. Teachers had complained about the boy's female attire but were told by school administrators to ignore the child's behavior. The school responds that sexual orientation laws protected the son's cross-dressing behavior.
PFOX note: Obviously the child was afflicted with gender identity disorder (GID) and should have received GID counseling instead of being encouraged to dress as something he was not. Encouraging GID behavior creates unsafe schools for our youth.
Family of shooting victim files claim against Hueneme School District
August 14, 2008 – The family of slain Oxnard eighth-grader Larry King has filed a personal injury claim against the Hueneme School District, alleging that educators' failure to protect the boy led to his death.
The boy's parents, Dawn and Gregory King, along with his younger brother, Rocky King, are seeking unspecified damages related to the fatal shooting of the 15-year-old boy as he sat in English class at E.O. Green School on Feb. 12. The claim says district officials failed to enforce the dress code, putting the feminine-dressing King at particular risk, even though they knew he had "unique vulnerabilities" and was susceptible to abuse because of his perceived sexual orientation.
Under state law, individuals cannot sue public agencies unless they first file a claim. The district received the claim Friday, a few days before the deadline for filing one.
District Superintendent Jerry Dannenberg could not be reached today for immediate comment.
King's classmate, Brandon McInerney, has been charged with murder and a hate crime for King's death. He has pleaded not guilty.
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