Girl Shaves Head To Support Friend With Cancer, Gets Barred From School
Cancer and compassion take a back seat to school policy at Caprock Academy:
A 9-year-old girl was kept out of class Monday, because of her support for a friend who is fighting cancer.
Kamryn decided to have a big makeover – shaving off all of her hair in solidarity with 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.
Kamryn’s mother emailed the school explaining why she got the extreme haircut, but administrators at first said they couldn’t make exceptions.
Since this story started getting some media attention the school has changed its tune.
FOX31 Denver learned late Monday afternoon that officials plan to hold an executive session Tuesday to review the policy. In addition, Kamryn has been invited back to school Tuesday.
To the person who made the decision to eschew all common sense and apply school policy with strict precision…
I mean, how hard is it to see what’s going on and make the right call?
Hat Tip: Weasel Zippers
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