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School Expels 12-year-old Cancer Survivor for Missing Too Many Days

•, Adan Salazar

A catholic school in Michigan is being criticized over its decision to expel a young girl who underwent a lengthy medical procedure aimed at treating her cancer, arguing the student missed too many days and thus failed to meet academic standards.

Last week, the parents of 12-year-old Rose McGrath were stunned to learn the St. Joseph Middle School would be discontinuing their child's education.

"I didn't do anything wrong, but they still got rid of me," Rose told CBS affiliate WWMT.

Rose had been fighting acute lymphoblastic leukemia, a type of blood cancer, since she was diagnosed in August 2012, and is now in remission. But she's admittedly had to miss quite a few school days.