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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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LUV2RIDE March 26 2014 at 7:19 PM

these schools need to get a life and do what they are paid to do TEACH!!!!!!!!!!!!

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icu4chris March 26 2014 at 6:08 PM

What a beautiful little girl with a big heart. She truly knows the meaning of being a true friend. God Bless her and Delaney. As far as the school and the school board they are simply a disgrace!

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aug3me March 26 2014 at 8:35 PM

That's a CHARTER SCHOOL for you - people, please know they're not good for your school district! Stop allowing Charter schools!

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Welcome MSGT aug3me March 27 2014 at 4:59 PM

No thats not a charter school for you. Thats stupid decisions made by the people that run this ONE charter school.

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deebeck7765 March 26 2014 at 3:13 PM

Is this school board totally crazy?

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jglockphx March 26 2014 at 12:38 PM

This is too stupid to comprehend.
It's a perfect example of simpleton group think.
Having a meeting to determine how ridiculous they are.
Whoever made the initial call should be terminated.

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liftgatesrus March 26 2014 at 9:57 AM

This is a disgrace, to punish a child for making another child feel special, school and person liable for this action should be ashamed

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kaltai7 March 26 2014 at 8:26 AM

It sounds like the good ol' Colorado school board just hasn't smoked enough of their good legalized marijuana yet!

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jshowerguy March 26 2014 at 9:11 AM

Haven't we taken this idiocy too far? I think all parents should send their kids to school with shaved heads, American flag t-shirts, and a Pop Tart eaten away into the shape of a gun. Then video the liberal, politically correct administrators' heads exploding.

I think we have done away with common sense and any semblance of a thought process. And how has that helped our kids learn? Apparently, not much.

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sksnyder25 jshowerguy March 26 2014 at 11:21 AM

Why do you assume it is a liberal? Conservatives are much worse. Liberals are able to bend the rules while conservatives say it is my way or the highway. Stop judging.

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Greenie March 26 2014 at 9:00 AM

you cannot fix stupit and someone at that school has it.

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weeder280 March 26 2014 at 11:13 AM

Every parent of ever student in that school should consider removing their child from this school. Is this REALLY what you want your children to learn? For crying out loud what kind of example is this Principal for these kids!!!! HE SHOULD HAVE SHAVED HIS OWN HEAD IN SUPPORT AND COMPASSION FOR THIS CHILD. Fire his a$$, and fire any other school employee that agrees/agreed with him. But better yet, vote with your purse and remove your student, see how they like sitting with a solid beaucracy in one hand and an empty wallet in the other, lol..

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