Act of Solidarity Gets Colorado Student Kicked Out of Class

Photo: KDVR

Photo: KDVR

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KDVR) — A 9-year-old girl was kept out of class Monday, because of her support for a friend who is fighting cancer.

Colorado student Kamryn decided to shave off all of her hair in solidarity to support a friend who was starting chemotherapy to treat cancer.

“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,” says Delaney, who just began chemotherapy.

But Kamryn’s school, Caprock Academy, has a policy against shaved heads for girls. The school told her she couldn’t come back to class until she got a wig or her natural hair grew back because her shaved head violates the dress code.

Find out why administrators couldn’t make an exception and read the full story from our Colorado sister station KDVR by clicking here.