Photo fail? School alters students' yearbook pics

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  • Wasatch High School altered yearbook photos to show less skin
  • Officials say they notified students of potential alterations
Photo fail? School alters students' yearbook pics

Students at a Utah high school are peeved after seeing photos of themselves in their yearbook altered to make their clothing more modest.

CNN affiliate WREG reports that photos of Wasatch High School students were changed after they were taken, adding sleeves to sleeveless tops, bringing necklines up higher, and in one case, erasing a student's tattoo.

The students were also troubled to see that some photos of tank tops had been altered, while others in a similar style weren't changed at all.

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"There were plenty of girls that were wearing thicker tank tops and half of them got edited and half of them didn't," sophomore Rachel Russel told WREG.

Terry E. Shoemaker, Wasatch County school district superintendent, said that a sign that indicated that photos would be altered if the clothing worn did not fit the specifications of the dress code was clearly posted outside the photo shoot.

"It was a large enough sign that other people clearly remember it," Shoemaker said, according to the TV station.

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While Shoemaker stands behind the alterations, he says that the edits should have been made for all students wearing attire that did not fit the dress code standards.

“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,” he told the station.

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