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Colorado girl shaves head to support friend with cancer, gets banned from school

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Posted at 6:42 AM, Mar 25, 2014
and last updated 2014-03-25 08:42:28-04

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.– A child’s act of support for a friend fighting cancer got her banned from her school.

According to NBC 11, a third grader shaved her head after her friend lost her hair during chemotherapy. They reported the school sent a letter home, which said the school has a “detailed dress code policy created to allow a safe, non-distracting environment for student.” They said shaved head were not permitted.

But after a firestorm on social media, she’s allowed back at school today (Tuesday).

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