A GIRL who shaved her head in solidarity with a cancer-stricken friend was refused entry to her school because the cut violated dress code policy.
Kamryn Renfro got the new look to support 11-year-old Delaney Clements, who has lost her hair because of chemotherapy to treat neuroblastoma, a childhood cancer.
Kamryn, a student at Caprock Academy in Grand Junction, Colorado, told local news channel 9NEWS: "It felt like the right thing to do."
Delaney praised her friend's actions. "It made me feel very special and that I'm not alone," she said.
However, the academy didn't see it that way and when Kamryn tried to go back to school she wasn't allowed in.
"I didn't realise that hair was such an important aspect of a child at school," said Wendy Campbell, Delaney's mum.
According to 9NEWS the school's board of directors plans to meet to discuss the situation. In a statement the school said, "shaved heads are not permitted".