March 25, 2014 12:17 pm -

The 9-year-old was told that her shaved head violated the school’s dress code.

Kamryn Renfro chopped off her braids after her friend Delaney Clements, 11, lost her hair due to chemotherapy for her neuroblastoma.

“It felt like the right thing to do,” Kamryn told Grand Junction, Colo., news station KUSA.

But her school, Caprock Academy, says it’s a clear violation of the dress code, which is designed to “promote uniformity.” Kamryn’s mom sent an email explaining the situation, but she was told Kamryn couldn’t return to school until she grew her hair back or wore a wig.

Renfro is back in class, but only until the board of directors of the school meet to decide if they’ll continue to allow her to show up with a shaved head.

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.