School dress codes are always prone to being problematic - but when one boy was suspended from school for wearing nail polish, an online petition started up...

Dress codes in schools have been called into question several times in the last few years...

Mainly due to the fact they are often targeted towards outdated viewpoints.

In recent years, students have been calling out their schools for this specific reason.

Especially when male teachers will send a girl out of class for violating the dress code.

The reasons they offer for this can be extremely problematic.

Including the fact that certain outfits may be "distracting" to male students in the class.

However, despite more and more students calling out this kind of sexism...

It's rarely met with support from schools.

And this week, another dress code violation has gone viral.

With the internet rallying behind one boy in particular.

Trevor Wilkinson, a teenager from Texas, has taken a stand after facing suspension for his nail polish.

Wilkinson, who is openly gay, attends Clyde High School, and has publicly slammed the institution for their "outdated policy." Speaking to KTAB TV, he said: "Help me show that it is okay to express yourself and that the identity that society wants to normalize is not okay."

"I am a human."

"I am valid. I should not get in trouble for having my nails done."

He then launched a petition to dispute the school's policy.

"Sign and share this so people like me don’t have to ever deal with this again. It’s time for a change and that time is now." So far over 35,000 have signed.

The school has since responded.

In a statement, they said: "The District conducts a diligent and thoughtful review of the dress code on an annual basis. That review process results in the development of a final dress code that is consistently implemented and enforced during the next school year. Parents and students are provided a copy of the dress code prior to the start of each new school year. Questions or concerns with the dress code are reviewed individually, and the District cannot share any information regarding a specific student."

The school then said it would review its dress code later this year and take into account any feedback it had received.

You can visit Wilkinson's petition here.