Students busted for drug use at private Gold Coast school

TWO Gold Coast students have been busted for using drugs at one of the states top private schools.

The Sunday Mail reveals two students from the elite boy’s school, The Southport School (TSS), have been busted for drug use after the school controversially introduced a mandatory random drug testing regime last year.

One of the students is understood to have tested positive to marijuana, while the other is reported to have confessed to marijuana use prior to being tested.


Headmaster Greg Wain told The Sunday Mail first offences were treated as a “confidential counselling matter” between himself, the student and their parents, and a second chance is given. He said a student would be expelled if they tested positive a second time.

Around 200 students from years 8 to 12 have been tested for drugs since the program began.

Read more at The Sunday Mail.