Students upset yearbook photos were altered to show less skin

WASATCH COUNTY, Utah – Students at a Utah high school are upset after they say their yearbook photos were altered to show less skin before the book went to print.

Photo: KSTU

Photo: KSTU

According to KSTU, students said were surprised to find their pictures had been edited.

Many of them said they are upset because of the inconsistent decisions made in changing the photos.

“I feel like they put names in a hat and pick and choose who,” Sophomore Rachel Russel told KSTU. “There were plenty of girls that were wearing thicker tank tops and half of them got edited and half of them didn’t.”

The female students said that’s what bothered them the most.

They said it seemed like the school randomly picked which pictures to edit.

In one case, two different girls were wearing nearly identical tops; one photo was altered to add sleeves and the other was not.

Photo: KSTU

Photo: KSTU

However, educators said students are aware of the dress code and signs were displayed warning students their photos could be altered.

The Wasatch County Superintendent admits the school erred in not applying the same rules to each student.

“We only apologize in the sense that we want to be more consistent with what we`re trying to do in that sense we can help kids better prepare for their future by knowing how to dress appropriately for things,” Terry E. Shoemaker said,  Wasatch County School District Superintendent.

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