Meade Senior High School in Maryland was briefly listed on real estate website Zillow for $42,069 by students as a prank. The listing described the school as a “half-working jail” with 20 bedrooms, 15 bathrooms, a spacious kitchen, and a private basketball court. School officials took the prank in their stride but criticized the low asking price for such prime real estate. In a separate incident, a group of North Carolina students poured cement into toilets at their high school causing over $4,000 in damages. The school is now investigating the matter.
In light of the recent news by a recent report on NDTV, a high school in Maryland, USA, was listed on the real estate website Zillow for a whopping $42,069 (Rs 34.7 lakh), in what authorities have called an “incredibly creative” prank by the students. The Meade Senior High School was listed as a “half-working jail” with 20 bedrooms, 15 baths, a spacious kitchen, and a private basketball court. The 12,458-square-foot building complex was described as having dangerous unfinished sections that could cost potential buyers their lives.
The listing was, of course, removed hours later, but school officials took the prank in their stride, with Bob Mosier, chief communications officer at Anne Arundel County Public Schools, saying that the prank was “incredibly creative advertising.” He did, however, raise an issue with the asking price, stating that the listers had vastly underestimated the value of the prime real estate with such amazing amenities. Mosier added that potential buyers would surely be flocking to snap up the deal, and that the property would not be on the market for long.
This prank follows a recent incident where a group of North Carolina students poured cement into toilets at their high school as part of a “senior prank.” Williams High School is now investigating the matter, which caused over $4,000 (Rs 3.30 lakh) in damages. School authorities said that the students broke into the school in Burlington on Thursday and poured the mix into a number of toilets and urinals.
While these pranks may be amusing to some, they do highlight the need for stricter security measures in schools. The fact that students were able to break into the school and cause damage is a cause for concern, and schools need to take steps to ensure that such incidents do not happen in the future. It is also important to note that such pranks can have serious consequences, and students need to be made aware of this.
To finish on a strong point, while the prank played by the Maryland students may have been creative, it is important to remember that pranks like these can have serious consequences. Schools need to take steps to ensure the safety and security of their students, and students need to be made aware of the potential consequences of their actions. While it may be tempting to engage in such pranks, it is important to remember that they can cause harm and damage, and that there are better ways to have fun and make memories in high school.