13 sets of twins attend one N. Idaho school

PINEHURST, Idaho -- The town of Pinehurst, Idaho is home to roughly 1,600 people and just one elementary school, but at that school, there's a surprisingly high number of students with one thing in common.

Pinehurst Elementary has an interesting situation on its hands. If you come to school and you think you are seeing double, you are not crazy. That's because the school has 13 sets of twins.

"I can't tell them apart. I just say the name and hope one of them answers," said Pinehurst Elementary Paraprofessional Kayla Ross.

The elementary school has around 440 students total and more than half of the 13 sets of twins are identical. Ross deals with several sets of twins each day. There is no rest for her when it comes to recognizing each one.

"Yeah, it's a little overwhelming. Because then they're like, ‘No that's not me,'" Ross explained.

Parent Branda Schrock reached out to KREM 2 News with this story after spotting a page in last year's yearbook. Her twins, Tyriese and Teryn, attend the school.

"I have no idea. I've never even heard of this many twins being anywhere," Schrock explained. "It's in the water. Don't drink the water or you'll have twins."

As amusing as we may find it, some of the twins said it is a drill they are all too familiar with.

"It gets old," one twin said.



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