WASATCH COUNTY, UTAH (CBS Las Vegas) – High school students are upset after yearbook photos were altered by the school to show less skin on girls.
Students were surprised to find that their photos were altered at Wasatch High School. Some students are upset because they feel the decisions made to alter some photos and not others weren’t made consistently.
“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.”
In one instance, there’s two different girls who wore nearly identical tops, but one photo was altered to add sleeves and the other was not, KSTU reported.
The school said that students know the dress code and there was a sign warning them that their pictures may be edited.
The Wasatch County Superintendent did admit however that the school should have applied 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, Wasatch County Schools Superintendent, told KSTU.