Girl barred from school after shaving head to support friend with cancer

KDVR – 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.

Read more about the school’s decision at our sister station KDVR.

11 comments

  • ME

    Ridiculous. It’s obvious in the context of the dress code rules that “no shaved heads” is intended to prevent a “punker” look or similar. She’s supporting her friend. I’m surprised they don’t ban her friend as well. Heartless devils.

    • jpol

      You are ever so right ME, I would like to see the parents come together and pull their children from the school. See how fast a rule can be changed. Put people in places of authority, without the necessary skills is what you see in this schools administration.

  • Denise

    Here is a young girl who is standing in support of her friend and she is being “punished” as a result…WOW…amazing to me. I applaud this young lady and the sacrifice that she is making so that her friend will not have to face this battle alone. Praying God’s blessings over this precious one and healing for her friend.

  • Cindy Clemm

    This is just downright ridiculous! Leave the poor girl alone. She is just spring her friend and should not be punished for it…get a clue!

  • yung duke

    smh ppl just need to stop fot one sec. to see the big pic at times she’s a true friend……………and man fucc da school that did da shit

  • Get a Clue

    Males shave their heads; different female cultures wear this as their hair style… IT is her freedom of choice to shave her head, it is hair, it grows back, or maybe not… it is not dirty, orange, green, purple and pink… it is her natural body… The school now should be sued!!!

  • Jd

    What a deplorable school administrator. This young girl should be celebrated. My kids’ school encouraged all kids to donate their hair for cancer patients. It was awesome how many kids participated and the school recognized all of them for their good deed.

  • Tami Lynch

    The school has changed their decision. I am grateful to hear that. What this young lady did for her friend is wonderful! And she will no longer be punished for a gesture that wasn’t intended to be disrespectful.

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