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Girl kicked out of school after supporting friend with cancer

Girl Kicked Out of School After Supporting Friend with Cancer
A 9-year-old Colorado girl shaved her head to support her best friend who lost her hair while fighting cance -- but HLN reports that the response from her school was not at all what she expected.



'She got kicked out of school for it because Kamryn Renfro's charter school in Grand Junction, Colo. has a strict dress code that doesn't allowed shaved heads.'

A Facebook page for Kamryn's friend Delaney, who has a rare form of childhood cancer called neuroblastoma, responded to the school's decision and said, 'So very upset that they would punish a beautiful little girl for being strong and brave and standing up for what she cares and believes in!!!'

And a mother whose kids attend the same school isn't happy about the decision, either. Here's what she had to say to KKCO.

'She didn't shave her head to be part of a gang or to be a rebel. She shaved her head to show her friend she wasn't alone. I think there are times that compassion is more important than a rulebook.'

KREX reports the school reversed course a bit and invited Kamryn to return to school temporarily on Tuesday.

The school's board of directors will meet Tuesday to decide whether Kamryn can stay in school with her shaved head.

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chuchicruz March 25 2014 at 8:46 PM

Where did they find these people?

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Morry March 25 2014 at 9:04 PM

This is a no brainer... Hey Colorado school board members what are you smoking? This is one brave little girl. This is a friend of the best kind of friend. How many of you took a stand to support your friend(s) when you were that age... every parent and child should be ready to go to the nines if they don't allow this loving little girl back in school...

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carolyn March 25 2014 at 9:07 PM

Shame on the board for even having to think about it and discuss it!

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aurora March 25 2014 at 9:10 PM

This makes me pissed to the brink.....I just read a story before this one where a man had to take out a restraining order on a nine year old boy for severely bullying and beating up his child because the school would do nothing about it. He can't get the order delivered because the school refuses to give the boys full name nor the address for the police to deliver it.......AND they refused to kick him out of school ... mind you after punching this child in the face....because they said they CANNOT kick out a child for bullying.....and THIS little angel is kicked out for supporting her friend so she wouldn't feel alienated???????? WTF????????????????

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kubi490 aurora March 26 2014 at 4:19 AM

corporations have long tentacles and that is who owns charter schools....the same ones that support washington pols....did you taxpayers ever feel like you were being squeezed like a lemon?

forget the boards of these schools....they are just your everyday nobodies handsomely paid by these corporations to do their bidding w/the unions and washington behind them. gee, I hope I don't end up on one their "dead list"

you stay the course, sweet child of eight years old for your friend, along w/your parents who should be kicking some ass about now,

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Michael March 25 2014 at 9:10 PM

We are teaching our childred to have no tolerance. We are teaching them everything is black and white. Shame is it not?

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djvillegasjr March 25 2014 at 9:13 PM

I say hold a call in sick protest since the schools are paid by attendance. Some people take this no tolerance rules to far. They can't even tell the difference of a good deed and a bad child. STUPID!

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Diane Stearns March 25 2014 at 9:16 PM

Administrators become so caught up in rules and don't even realize how ridiculous they are being. Now they are allowing this child to return to school 'temporarily'. How magnanimous of them! Time for a new Board of Directors....

I've never heard of anything as shameful as this. This little girl is a true friend and hero. She should be treated as such.

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hallej91 March 25 2014 at 9:17 PM

liberal pc b.s. schools are so out of touch it is actually scary.

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bettyloo hallej91 March 25 2014 at 9:28 PM

Talk about BS !!!! YOUR POST!!!!!!

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sooverny March 25 2014 at 9:17 PM

This child did a wonderful thing for her friend, this school board should honor courage.

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EGTRULL320 March 25 2014 at 9:20 PM

Kamryn is a hero! And her parents are doing a great job raising her, for her to think this way..

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