She’s Only 9-Years-Old but Did Something Amazing for a Friend — and Then She Was Banned From School for It

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.”

Kamryn Refno shaved her head with her mother's permission to support her friend with cancer. Her shaved head thought violates her school's dress code policy and she was asked no to return until her hair grew back. (Image source: KUSA-TV)

“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.

The school said in a statement that its dress code policy was “created to promote safety, uniformity and a non-distracting environment for the school’s students.”