A school counselor is supposed to inform guardians about risk to self and others and consult with counseling professionals. There is also about understanding the ethical and legal liability for releasing a student who is a danger to himself and others without proper support for the student.
The reasons for the dismissal of these claims against the school administration were based on the fact that the school did not have custodial care of the child at the time of death. They also did not engage in outrageous or extreme conduct that would drive the boy to commit suicide.
The case is not so much based on legal doctrines or ethical ones but parental ones. The parent did not follow up the suicide case with the school or with the boy about the causes. She should also have been keeping a close eye and not left him alone. Telling the parents every detail is important for a school