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Today's Most: Girl suspended for shaving head to support friend with cancer allowed back in school

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TODAY'S MOST...Interesting decision by a school: A girl who shaved her head to support friend with cancer will be allowed to return to school. The Caprock Academy Board of Directors voted 3-1 on Tuesday night to allow Kamryn Renfro back into school. 

Renfro shaved her head because she wanted to support her friend Delaney Clements, who's battling a rare form of childhood cancer and lost her hair. 

The school, which is a charter school in Colorado, didn't allow her to go to class on Monday because they don't allow boys or girls to shave their heads. The school said their dress code "was created to promote safety, uniformity, and a non-distracting environment for the school's students." Kamryn was told she couldn't go back to school until her hair grew back.

Delaney's mom said "for a little girl to be really brave and want to shave her head in support of her friend, I think it was a huge statement. It builds character."

The story gained national attention and sparked outrage on Monday, and the school set up an emergency meeting where they decided to let Kamryn back into school.

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