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Australia Peaceful start to schoolies, say Queensland police

00:15  16 november  2019
00:15  16 november  2019 Source:   9news.com.au

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There has been a peaceful start to the annual Schoolies Week celebrations after thousands of teenagers descended on the Gold Coast overnight.

About 18,000 graduating Year 12 students started arriving on the glitter strip without incident.

Police say they monitor the influx of young people as they continue to arrive and book into accommodation.

No arrests of schoolies participants have been made and police are hopeful that the revellers will continue to behave responsibly.

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Police said they arrested 37 schoolies since the traditional week of partying began on Friday November 21, almost 200 fewer than last year. Gold Coast Inspector Damien Crosby denied that there had been a soft approach to arrests, arguing that a high police presence and increased public safety

Peaceful start to schoolies , say Queensland police . Thousands of students travelling through fire-affected Queensland and NSW for schoolies have been warned to take extra precautions as they prepare for end-of-school celebrations beginning tomorrow.

a group of people standing in front of a crowd: Police say there has been a peaceful start to schoolies celebrations on the Gold Coast.© Nine Police say there has been a peaceful start to schoolies celebrations on the Gold Coast.

Offices are reminding the visitors that the possession and consumption of illicit drugs is illegal and they will not hesitate in taking action against anyone found in possession of, supplying, trafficking or producing dangerous drugs.

Meanwhile, Queensland Fire Emergency Services are strongly encouraging young people to pay close attention to any warnings or updates on the Queensland fires and follow the advice of authorities.

"We would urge any schoolies travelling through bushfire-effected areas to check their route before they leave for any warnings or road closure notifications," they said in a statement.

"They should keep up-to-date with warnings as they travel and check both Queensland and New South Wales channels if they are crossing the border.

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Peaceful start to schoolies , say Queensland police . There has been a peaceful start to the annual Schoolies Week celebrations after thousands of teenagers descended on the Gold Coast overnight.

Queensland Police said 10 “non- schoolies ” were arrested on 11 charges, mostly relating to public nuisance offences. Queensland Ambulance said they treated 55 patients at their Emergency Treatment centre on Sunday — 22 males and 33 females. Six of those needed to be taken to hospital.

"We also ask them to heed any warnings, especially if they are in unfamiliar areas.

a group of people standing in front of a crowd: Thousands of teenagers are expected to arrive for the schoolies celebrations on the Gold Coast/© Nine Thousands of teenagers are expected to arrive for the schoolies celebrations on the Gold Coast/

"And as always, (w) remind them not to throw cigarettes from car windows."

Earlier this week, schoolies were warned not to risk their lives by balcony hopping days after a young New Zealander fell to his death from a Gold Coast high-rise.

The 22-year-old New Zealander who died on Tuesday wasn't an end-of-school reveller, but schoolies have been killed or horrifically injured in balcony falls in previous years.

"Don't jump between balconies," Queensland Police Assistant Commissioner Brian Wilkins said.

"I don't want my people having to deliver death messages.

"I want school-leavers to go home to their families."

Yesterday was the last day of school for almost 38,000 Queensland Year 12 students.

About 25,000 of them have completed special education sessions aimed at keeping them safe during schoolies, with advice on drug and alcohol risks, privacy and sexual health.

With AAP

Man, 20, arrested after car allegedly found loaded with drugs headed for schoolies .
Officers in Lorne searched the car and allegedly found a significant quantity of methamphetamine, ketamine, cannabis, a number of deal bags and a large amount of cash. Police say they suspect the drugs were destined to be sold to school leavers celebrating in Lorne.The driver was being interviewed by police on Monday morning and is expected to be charged.Lorne and Torquay have become popular destinations for teens celebrating the end of school, with thousands estimated to have descended on the popular seaside tourist destinations.Schoolies week officially started on the Surf Coast on Saturday and ends on December 8.

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