Sunday, 10 January 2010
Suspended for caring for her father fighting Leukaemia...has the world gone mad!
Fifteen year-old Brisbane school girl Emily whose father is dying of leukaemia, has been sent home from school, suspended, for breaching the school uniform policy after shaving her head in support of cancer.
Emily Pridham was sent home from Mount Alvernia College yesterday and will not be allowed back until her hair regrows after she shaved it off as part of a cancer research fundraiser on Saturday.The Catholic girls' school has cited its dress code policy for the temporary ban.
Emily's mother Barbara Pridham said she was "gobsmacked" at the school's punishment and said the family had been given no warning about the possible consequences.
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