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The Wasatch High School sign is shown Thursday, May 29, 2014, in Heber City, in Utah. / Rick Bowmer, AP

At one Utah high school, girls considered to be showing too much skin had their photos edited with higher necklines or added sleeves.

Some female students at Wasatch High School in Heber City, Utah, were upset with the alteration, particularly because they said it didn't appear the yearbook club used a consistent standard to alter the photos, reports FOX13-TV in Salt Lake City, Utah.

"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 FOX13.

Another sophomore, Shelby Baum, said she felt like the school was "trying to shame you of your body," according to an interview with the Salt Lake Tribune.

In her original yearbook photo, Baum wore a V-neck T-shirt reavealing a tattoo on her collarbone that reads, "I am enough the way I am." The altered photo shows a higher, square neckline that covers the tattoo.

In a message posted Thursday on Facebook, Wasatch High School acknowledged the yearbook staff "did make some errors" in not consistently applying dress code standards to all photos.

The school added that a sign outside of where the students had their photos taken warned of possible photo editing if the dress code was not followed.

"Tank tops, low cut tops, inappropriate slogans on shirts, etc. would not be allowed. If a student violated this policy, the sign told them explicitly that the photos may be edited to correct the violation," according to Wasatch High School's Facebook page.

USA TODAY Network has requested comment from the Wasatch County School District.

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