Cops rue few stupid schoolies
A PERSON’S “stupidity” in standing on a high-rise ledge has marred what Gold Coast police consider successful celebrations for Queensland schoolies.
Police made three more arrests (69) of schoolies than last year but welcomed no major incidents being reported, with minor drug offences comprising the bulk of the charges.
“I’m going to give them an A,” Gold Coast District Inspector Mat Rosevear said. “We won’t give them an A+ because we did have a couple of stupidity acts — one with the gentleman on the balcony.”
Footage of a schoolie balancing on a ledge without a safety railing in front of him was posted to social media.
The event has a history of high-rise falling incidents, with a 17-year-old girl dying in 2012 and a 17-year-old boy suffering a fractured pelvis after he fell two floors in 2016.