Police to set roadblocks for bush party

Sgt. Stephane Lacroix of the Summerland RCMP detachment said police will have roadblocks in place before and after an annual bush party.

As some high school students are preparing for the annual back-to-school bush party, Sgt. Stephane Lacroix of the Summerland RCMP detachment said police will have roadblocks in place before and after the event.

“We certainly don’t support it and we recommend parents don’t send their kids to it,” Lacroix said of the annual party.

The bush party occurs outside of the detachment’s coverage area, but the police will have roadblocks in place before the event begins and after it is over.

The bush parties, which are held at the start and end of the school year, are not school-sanctioned events.

Lacroix said the parties have the potential to turn tragic.

“If you mix alcohol and drugs, bad things happen,” he said.

In June, 2011, following a similar bush party in Penticton to mark the end of the school year, a 16-year-old student was stabbed and killed.

A 19-year-old man was held in custody following the incident.

 

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