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Nine-year-old Colorado girl suspended for shaving her head in solidarity with cancer-stricken best friend

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The great thing about school administrators is… um… Help me out here?

Liz Klimas, The Blaze:

A Colorado 9-year-old was not allowed in class Monday because she violated the school’s dress code. Her offense? Shaving her head as an act of compassion to support a friend battling cancer.

Kamryn Renfro, who attends Caprock Academy, a public charter school in Grand Junction, told KUSA-TV she “felt it was the right thing to do.”

Since when is that an excuse, young lady? The people entrusted with your care and education have their precious jobs to think about. You will conform.

“I was really excited I would have somebody to support me, and I wouldn’t be alone with people always laughing at me. I would at least have somebody to go through it all,” 11-year-old Delaney Clements, Kamryn’s friend who recently started chemotherapy, told KDVR-TV.

Well, too bad. She’s lucky to be allowed into school at all. I hope she brought a doctor’s note explaining her hairlessness.


There you have it. Caprock Academy in Grand Junction, CO hates kids with cancer and will stop any attempt to comfort them and make them feel less alone. There will be no gestures of love and friendship that violate school policy. It’s their school, so they can make any rules they want.

And we can let them know what we think about it.

Update: That was quick.

Now: Why was it considered the right thing to do in the first place? Why do we entrust these people with our children?