Police ‘generally pleased’ with first weekend of Schoolies

The first weekend of Schoolies celebrations on the Gold Coast wrapped up last night, with police generally pleased with their overall behaviour.

Overnight, officers arrested nine school leavers on 11 offences which were mainly for public nuisance and drug possession.

Six Schoolies were also issued with liquor infringements notices.


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Police have revealed more Toolies than Schoolies were taken into custody, with 14 non-schoolies arrested on 14 charges, mostly relating to public nuisance and drug possession.

It was another busy night for paramedics, with 90 schoolies requiring treatment and two needing transport to hospital

Of those assessed by paramedics, 62 were female and 28 were male.

Shanee is a full-time Digital Journalist and Social Media Content Producer. In 2014, Shanee graduated from Griffith University’s Gold Coast Campus with a Bachelor of Communications majoring in Journalism, Public Relations and Marketing. Since joining 1029 Hot Tomato, Shanee has been keeping you up to date with breaking news and everything Gold Coast on myGC. Shanee also writes and photographs for Peony & Page, a personal home, style and travel blog & Instagram alias she founded in 2015.

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