This is a scandal for the ages. The administration of a high school photoshopped pictures of students yearbook outfits and released the photos.
Several parents of students at Bartram Trail High School in St. Johns, Fla., told the St. Augustine Record that school officials targeted girls with edits to yearbook photos that covered up areas of their bodies not covered by clothing.
Wait till you hear their explanation…
I’m sorry WHAT
— Mary Helen Moore (@maryhelenmoore) May 22, 2021
A spokeswoman for the school district said the school’s yearbook coordinator made the decision to edit the photos because the other option was for them to be removed from the yearbook due to their clothes violating ANY of their dress code. Parents have long complained about the stringent clothing guidelines, but this is one of the first times the edits have made news.
Here’s a statement from their spokesperson:
“Bartram Trail High School’s previous procedure was to not include student pictures in the yearbook that they deemed in violation of the student code of conduct, so the digital alterations were a solution to make sure all students were included in the yearbook”