Authorities need help stopping parties in Idaho woods

Massive parties in North Idaho woods

Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. --- Authorities are pleading with parents to stop huge parties that take place in the woods.

Deputies said drinking, drug use, and fighting usually happens at the events.

Hundreds of people, including students, tend to show up to these organized parties.

Authorities said the parties are organized on social media. 

The most recent party that tried to happen in Idaho borrowed its name from “Project X”, the teen party flick that came out a couple of years ago.

Deputies estimated that there were 300 to 400 people at the party.

The party happened near Burma Road on Highway 97. The event drew in people from Oregon, Washington, and Montana.

On Thursday, the Coeur d'Alene School district posted a message to parents telling them they had noticed kids having massive parties in the backwoods of Kootenai County.

Authorities called the parties highly organized and tough to stop. They are pleading with parents to help them shutdown the parties.

“The parties includes sanctioned fights," said Lt. Stu Miller of the Kootenai Sheriff's Office.

In the last month, Miller said deputies busted a large party in the Hayden Creek area. Two teens were later treated for alcohol intoxication.

"It's not a good thing to have happen in your community,” said Miller.

The school district is also encouraging parents to be aware of the parties that are going on. They ask if parents hear about any parties like this, that they contact school administrators or authorities. 

(© 2016 KREM)


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