Florida High School Refunding Families After Editing Yearbook Photos of Female Students

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A Florida school has been slammed after reports emerged the school edited the photos of around eighty female students to make them appear more ‘modest’.

Keep scrolling to check it out…

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And rightly so.

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And it’s at school where the basis for our morals should be born.

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So, what happens at school is hugely important..

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Their classroom will more than likely mimic whatever it is they’re doing.

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Teachers and school staff are role models!

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But there are certain things role models shouldn’t be doing…

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And this latest story proves exactly what school staff should not be doing.

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A school in Florida recently gave students their yearbook…

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However many girls in the school noticed something different about their yearbook photos.

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They’d been edited.

Why?

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To make the girls appear more ‘modest’.

Yes, around 80 girls at the school noticed their images had been doctored to hide any exposed skin.

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One example of the doctored images was shared online.

News reporter, Ben Ryan, shared one example to Twitter.

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The journalist wrote:


This is a before and after yearbook photo taken of Bartram Trail 9th grade high school student, Riley O’Keefe.

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The post continued:


She says it was deemed inappropriate by the school and photoshopped in the printed edition. Parents and students are now asking for a major change.

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According to Ryan…

The girl in the photo is a 14-year-old ninth grader.

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Each yearbook was sold for $100.

However following the scandal, the St. Johns County School District said it would issue refunds, provided that the yearbook is returned.

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The school later offered a statement.

Explaining their reasoning for the doctored images.

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They explained:


The digital alterations were a solution to make sure all students were included in the yearbook.

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A disclaimer on the school website also states that images may be edited to fit in with the school’s dress code.

More specifically, it reads:
All images in ads and all individual student pictures must be consistent with the St. Johns County School District Student Code of Conduct or may be digitally adjusted.

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However many still aren’t happy – saying that the edits make young girls feel ashamed about their ‘growing bodies’.

One parent explained:
I think it sends the message that our girls should be ashamed of their growing bodies, and I think that’s a horrible message to send out to these young girls that are going through these changes.

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What do you think?

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It certainly sounds out of order…

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