POLICE say they are generally pleased with the overall behaviour of school leavers on the Gold Coast, with more ‘toolies’ than schoolies ending up in cuffs.
Of the tens of thousands of teenagers in Surfers Paradise, only nine were arrested on Monday night. Police said they were mainly nabbed for public nuisance-related offences.
Two school leavers were issued with liquor infringements notices.
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It was the non-school leavers – otherwise known as ‘toolies’ – who again stirred up the most trouble in the party precinct.
Fourteen non-schoolies were arrested on 18 charges throughout the night. Police said the majority were charged with public nuisance and drug possession offences.
Paramedics treated more than 100 schoolies in the precinct for various soft tissue injuries, including rolled ankles and cuts to bare feet.
Meanwhile, an 18-year-old schoolie from Sydney has been evicted from her Gold Coast apartment and fined more than $240 after she was filmed balcony-hopping in Surfers Paradise.
Following three days of non-stop partying, schoolies will tonight relax on what is the official “chill out night”.