Utah High School Photoshops Yearbook Photos, Shields Students' Skin

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A handful of female students at Wasatch High School in Heber City, Utah would like to amend their yearbook quote.

To something really mean about their district administrators.

Sophomores such as Shelby Baum and Rachel Russel are angry because higher-ups decided to Photoshop pieces of clothing into the their original photos, thereby hiding certain patches of skin and making the images more age-appropriate.

But the girls say there was no consistency in selecting which shots to edit, while Baum tells a local Fox affiliate the school didn’t give her “an option to fix” the picture, resulting in a “funny” looking final product. 

Baum is the first girl pictured below:

Educators counter, meanwhile, that students were well aware of the school’s dress code - and that they posted a sign warning them about potential changes to their submitted images.

Said Terry E. Shoemaker, the superintendent of schools for the Wasatch County School District, in a statement:

"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."

It could be worse for the girls, of course: the school could have made their waists vanish.

What do you think about a school making these kinds of changes to yearbook photos?

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In #2, that isn't the same girl. There is an interview with the girls that showed how unfair and random the editing was. They showed those two girls wearing identical tops and how one was edited to include longer sleeves and the other wasn't. It also pointed out that some girls with even thinner straps were left unedited while the girl next to them with thicker straps were edited to include sleeves.

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