Police “generally pleased” with behaviour of Schoolies after first weekend

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

Overnight, officers arrested 13 schoolies on 16 offences, seven of which were for drug possession.

Eleven schoolies were also issued with liquor infringements notices.


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“Police continue to remind school leavers that the possession and consumption of dangerous drugs is illegal and could have fatal consequences,” police said in a statement.

“Drug detection dogs will be utilised throughout the policing response to Schoolies and police will not hesitate to take enforcement action against anyone found in possession of, supplying, trafficking or producing dangerous drugs.”

Queensland Ambulance treated 95 schoolies overnight, with just two of them requiring transport to hospital.

Police are continuing to remind school leavers to act responsibly, stay safe and watch their mates for the remainder of the week.