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Girl shaves head for pal, gets suspended

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The Colorado charter school that suspended third-grader after she shaved her head to support a friend with cancer now says she can return to class.

The Caprock Academy board of directors voted Tuesday to let Kamryn Renfro of Grand Junction stay in the school. 

Kamryn shaved her head to help her friend Delaney Clements get through chemotherapy.

"I was really excited that I would have somebody to support me and I wouldn't be alone with people always laughing at me," Delaney said.

School officials first told Kamryn she violated the dress code and couldn't return, although they backed off and said she could attend classes at least temporarily.

Her mom posted the story online, prompting backlash for the school.

Tuesday's 3-1 vote appeared to settle the matter.

School officials said the dress code was designed to promote uniformity and a non-distracting environment. They said exceptions could be made under extraordinary circumstances.

Through it all, Delaney is feeling loved.

"I just want to say thank you for being a really good friend and actually being brave enough to do it, and not only caring about your hair," she said.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. Information from: The Daily Sentinel,

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