Maryland students prank school by listing it on Zillow as a 'half-working jail'
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Students from Maryland have pranked their school by listing it on real estate website Zillow.
It's one thing to think of a school as a jail, quite another to publicly list it as one online.
They certainly made their feelings about the school known as well, highlighting the 'amazing amenities' while noting several maintenance issues.
They also described the school as a 'nice half-working jail', not even stretching to calling it a fully functional jail.
The ad pulled out all the stops, claiming that the school was built in 1792, despite opening in 1977, and highlighting the 'complementary trash scented air freshener and water issues'.
It said 'all 15 bathrooms come with sewage issues' as well as 'dangerous unfinished sections that could cost you your life'.
It added: "Your neighbors are rodents and insects that will make you squeal!”
And what was the price listing for this brilliant property? $42,069. Bargain.
Despite the advert not exactly painting the school in the most positive light, officials from Anne Arundel County Public Schools still saw the funny side.
Spokesperson Bob Mosier continued with the joke in a statement to media outlets, saying: “This is incredibly creative advertising, but we are stunned that the listers so vastly underestimated the value of this prime real estate with amazing amenities.
“Potential buyers surely will be flocking to snap this deal up, right? This won’t be on the market for long.”
It's not the first time that students have put their school up for sale on the internet. In 2018 a group of students from the UK put theirs up for sale on eBay, with a starting price of £2,000.
Not only that, they got bids on it as well.
It read: "On behalf of the Berwickshire High School's Class of 2018, we present the school building, its contents and full use of all staff for sale at a bargain price of £2,018. The building comprises over 50 rooms, 5 bathrooms, excellent sporting facilities, luxury kitchen and a host of other amenities.
"However what makes this a great buy is the staff on offer. This full package deal comes complete with an exclusive angry headmaster".
Responding to the listing, a spokesperson for the Scottish Borders Council said that the listing had been done in a 'moment of high spirits', and would be treated as such.