UPDATE: Girl who shaved head for friend traveled with her to start treatment

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Photo: KDVR Kamryn, left, shaved her head to support her friend, Delaney, who is undergoing chemotherapy to treat cancer

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Kamryn, left, shaved her head to support her friend, Delaney, who is undergoing chemotherapy to treat cancer

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. – A school kept a 9-year-old girl out of class for what the girl said was a move to support her friend with cancer.

KDVR reported Kamryn took a big step and shaved her head to stand with her friend who was starting chemotherapy treatments.

“I was really excited I would have somebody to support me and I wouldn’t be alone with people always laughing at me,” Delaney told KDVR about battling cancer. “I would at least have somebody to go through it all.”

However, their school, Caprock Academy, has a policy against girls having shaved heads.

According to KDVR, school officials told Kamryn she couldn’t come back to class unless she got a wig or her natural hair grew back in.

Her mother explained why her daughter made the drastic change but administrators said they can’t make exceptions.

Since the story first made headlines, school officials said they are holding an executive session to review the policy.

Kamryn has also been invited back to school.

MORE: See full story from KDVR

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