The National Conference of Neo-Nazi Youth is scheduled next April at the Aryan Nations compound here, and Aryan Nations church leader Richard Butler says that "skinhead" groups will be part of the gathering.
Butler said he hopes to attract 150-200 people for the three-day conference, which he called the first neo-Nazi gathering of youth groups in the country.Local law enforcement authorities said they are worried about potential violence.
Skinhead hate groups are prone to violence, said Kootenai County Undersheriff Larry Broadbent.
Tony Stewart, head of the Northwest Coalition Against Malicious Harrassment, said skinheads pose more potential for violence than adult neo-Nazi groups.
Butler said concerns about violence are "a bunch of baloney." The Aryan leader said he wants to bring the white supremacist youth groups together to teach them "white morality, honor and loyalty."