An ad posted on Craigslist Wednesday night titled “Two Slaves For Sale” with a photo of two teen girls inside a North Florida classroom has sparked outrage.
"It’s a sick, disgusting ‘joke’ and a horrible reflection upon this school and students," said Lexis Potter, who stumbled upon the ad while browsing the farms and gardens section and shared it on Facebook, according to First Coast News.
The Facebook post was shared hundreds of times before Potter removed it.
The Clay County School District was made aware of the ad referring to the Flemming High School students as "slavegals," and launched an in-depth investigation.
“We do not tolerate this type of behavior and we are disheartened that any of our students would be subject to discrimination,” said Superintendent Addison Davis in a statement.
Students on campus are outraged about the ad. Some say this is not the first time their school has had an incident with discrimination.
"It is not uncommon for students at our school to be targeted for the color of their skin, their religion, and their financial/social status," said a student who did not want to be named.
According to the source, some students on campus are angry because the administration has allowed the discrimination to go on for so long, and are just now taking action.
Administrators said they have identified the student that posted the inappropriate ad and will take appropriate actions as outlined in the Code of Student Conduct.
School officials are currently working with district leadership to create a school-wide plan of action to strengthen the climate and culture of the school while celebrating diversity.