HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - Graduating seniors at a high school in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, put their school up for sale for $3 million, including faculty and staff, in an advertisement on Craigslist.
The ad, which has been taken down by Craigslist, touted such features as congested hallways, a brand new high school gym “for some reason,” great spicy chicken sandwiches in the cafeteria, overworked and underpaid teachers, and “a sexy head principal.”
“We wanted to make a point about income inequality between the higher-ups, the elite, and us, the lowly peasants and students and our teachers,” an unidentified student who organized the prank told ABC 27 News in Harrisburg.
The student appeared in disguise and the station altered his voice for the interview.
The $3 million price tag matched the budget deficit faced by the school board in Carlisle for the coming year.
Michael Black, the “sexy head principal” of the high school, was preparing for graduation and could not be reached for comment.
Carlisle is 23 miles west of Harrisburg, the state capital, and has about 19,000 residents. It is the home of Dickinson College and the U.S. Army War College.
Reporting by David DeKok; Editing by Scott Malone and Jeffrey Benkoe