Craigslist ad offers Wisconsin elementary school children for sale

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SUAMICO, Wis. — Administrators at an elementary school in Brown County contacted the sheriff’s office after an ad showed up on Craigslist offering the students for sale.

A parent called Forest Glen Elementary School in Suamico Monday about the ad posted on the popular internet site. It was titled “Children for Sale-Forest Glen Elementary” and read “Hundreds of kids to choose from. Pick and Run. Male or Female ages 5-9.”

As a precaution, all students who walk or bike home from school were picked up by a parent or guardian.

Brown County Sheriff’s Lt. Jim Valley tells WBAY-TV his office is investigating even though the posting is probably a joke.

Police did contact Craigslist, and the ad was taken down.