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Australia Police praise 'very good schoolies' after fewer arrests on Gold Coast

02:50  18 november  2019
02:50  18 november  2019 Source:   brisbanetimes.com.au

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Arrest numbers for Gold Coast schoolies ' first weekend are down on last year's figures and police have labelled the party-goers " very , very good " after no instances of violence. Across the weekend, 12 school-leavers were arrested , mostly for drug possession offences, while one schoolie was arrested

The Gold Coast Bulletin reported police believed the teenager had taken 'nangs' after a night out drinking with friends during schoolies . After he fell from the balcony and landed near the property's pool, two police officers tried to revive the teenager before two paramedics jumped a fence to help.

a large crowd of people: Police have also cracked down on electric scooter use within the schoolies zone this year.© Nine News Queensland - Twitter Police have also cracked down on electric scooter use within the schoolies zone this year.

Arrest numbers for Gold Coast schoolies' first weekend are down on last year's figures and police have labelled the party-goers "very, very good" after no instances of violence.

Across the weekend, 12 school-leavers were arrested, mostly for drug possession offences, while one schoolie was arrested for allegedly carrying a knife.

In comparison, 15 schoolies were arrested during the first weekend of celebrations last year.

Acting chief superintendent Craig Hanlon said the arrested schoolies' drug of choice was cannabis.

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Police have praised the good behaviour of schoolies , but a teenage girl's fatal fall from a balcony has overshadowed the final night of festivities. A total of 45 schoolies were arrested on 53 charges - mostly of public nuisance - across the Gold Coast on Friday night. Police said schoolies were

Gold Coast police are preparing for a painfully long fortnight as Schoolies Week hits full swing this In a positive sign only 19 Schoolies , including a teenage girl were arrested on Saturday night. More than a few Schoolies nurse sore heads the morning after . Schoolies week kicked off on Saturday

"We understand that these are young people who want to release the frustration of 12 or 13 years of schooling and they will make some silly mistakes," he said.

"What we ask them is be safe, watch your mates and don’t do silly things that may cause some permanent damage to your health, reputation or career prospects in the future.

"The first weekend they do go a bit hard, some of them think it’s a sprint; it is a marathon for some who have never done this sort of behaviour before.

"They might pick up towards the end because they know the end is near ... they will get up to some mischief, but we all did it when we were their age."

Police have confirmed a brawl outside the Surfers Paradise McDonald's at the weekend involved non-school-leavers, and a 25-year-old man has been arrested.

There have been no instances of skylarking on balconies, acting chief superintendent Hanlon said.

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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