High School Apologizes for Mock Slave Auction

An Illinois high school is under fire for hosting a mock slave auction on Sunday.

Parents of students attending Kenwood Academy said their children were subjected to offensive display staged by students from Barrington High School as an attempt to show school spirit.

Video of the skit shows a chain around one student’s neck. Parents couldn’t believe what they saw.

The apparent mock slave auction took place during the Illinois Junior Classical Convention at The Westin in Itasca this weekend.

In a statement sent to ABC 7,  the Barrington School District apologized saying, “We understand the concern and are reviewing the incident with students and staff who were involved.”