Edited High School Yearbook Photos Angers Students
Heber City, UT (KSTU)- Some female high school students are upset after they say their school altered their yearbook photos to cover up their skin.
Several classmates noticed their pictures were edited, but saw photos of other girls still showed skin.
The changes included raised necklines and added sleeves.
The girls say they knew it was against the school's dress code, but didn't know the school would change their pictures.
According to the school, they notified everyone before the pictures, however, their only regret is they weren't able to be consistent.
"They didn`t tell you before they edited it. They didn't give you an option to fix it, so you look funny in your yearbook picture," said Wasatch High School sophomore Shelby Baum. "It`s not like it matches or anything so it looks dumb anyway."
Another student was angry over the surprising addition of sleeves to her shirt.
"I was upset because my shirt was a cream color and the color of the cover-up was completely white it looked like whiteout on my skin," said Wasatch High School sophomore Kimberly Montoya.
While another sophomore explained the selection process seemed random.
"I feel like they put names in a hat and pick and choose who there were plenty of girls that were wearing thicker tank tops and half of them got edited and half of them didn’t," said student Rachel Russell.
The school stands by their decision to edit the photos.
"It was a large enough sign that other people clearly remembered it and certainly it should have gotten their attention that was a possibility," said Wasatch County School District Superintendent Terry Shoemaker. "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."
Students say they would have changed their outfits if they had known they would be edited.