Administrators at a Utah high school were forced to defend their editorial policies this week after they were caught photoshopping yearbook photos of female students who showed too much skin on picture day.

The students are protesting the decision, arguing the school edited and published the retouched shots without warning. The students also point out the school was somewhat inconsistent and heavy-handed, drawing all over one student's photo but leaving untouched a photo of another student wearing the same shirt.

The school's Superintendent told FOX retouching is standard in the yearbook-photo industry and that the students should have known because a sign was posted on picture day warning the photos might be edited.

"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," the school's Superintendent told FOX.

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