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Week one of Schoolies at Surfers Paradise ends with more arrests than last year

The first week of Schoolies has drawn to a close but not before a large spate of arrests and some fancy dance moves from a female police officer.

Almost 20 teenagers were arrested on Queensland’s Gold Coast while celebrating their final night of Schoolies, according to The Age.

Police arrested 18 male school leavers overnight on Friday and a further 18 non-schoolies.

 

Almost 20 teenagers were arrested on the Gold Coast while celebrating their final night of Schoolies

Police arrested 18 male school leavers overnight on Friday and a further 18 non-schoolies

Police arrested 18 male school leavers overnight on Friday and a further 18 non-schoolies

Sixty-nine charges were made throughout the week, three more than last year.

Drug offences, public nuisance, obstructing police and contravening a requirement were some of the misdemeanors. 

Arrests aside, Gold Coast District Inspector Mat Rosevear told reporters he was pleased with the overall behavior.

‘I’m going to give them an A, we won’t give them an A+ because we did have a couple of stupidity acts,’ Insp Rosevear said.   

‘One with the gentleman on the balcony and we had a few issues with our electric bikes, we had just two kids come off just over in the hub.’ 

Inspector Rosevear said the school leavers had been better behaved than their predecessors 10 years ago.

‘I think the actual behaviour has become far better and it’s also a result of all the volunteers and the safety response put through schoolies,’ he said.

As the week of partying for more than 21,000 Queensland graduates comes to an end, it has only begun for thousands of New South Wales students.

There will be an increased police presence at the glitter strip over the next fortnight of celebrations, with a shifted focus on licensed venues.

Down in South Australia police were in full force in a different way. 

A South Australian police officer was captured on camera performing a couple of dance moves at the state's annual Schoolies Festival at Warland Reserve, Victor Harbor

A South Australian police officer was captured on camera performing a couple of dance moves at the state’s annual Schoolies Festival at Warland Reserve, Victor Harbor

Rowdy teenagers were caught balancing precariously on apartment balconies and bashing each other over the head with glass among other senseless dares during Schoolies

Rowdy teenagers were caught balancing precariously on apartment balconies and bashing each other over the head with glass among other senseless dares during Schoolies

The wild antics of school leavers along the Gold Coast were captured on video and uploaded to social media

The wild antics of school leavers along the Gold Coast were captured on video and uploaded to social media

The vision, which has been viewed more than 1.1million times, was posted to Facebook as thousands of school leavers descended on the Gold Coast

The vision, which has been viewed more than 1.1million times, was posted to Facebook as thousands of school leavers descended on the Gold Coast

A South Australian police officer was captured on camera performing a few dance moves at the state’s annual Schoolies Festival at Warland Reserve, Victor Harbor.

The uniformed officer is seen in the footage obtained by 7 News in a playful dance-off with Schoolies.

The pair mirror each other’s upbeat footwork before the officer spins around and carries on the show by herself. 

South Australia Police said the first day of the party weekend on Friday was a success.  

Despite the praises from police about the success of Schoolies this year, the annual celebration around Australia has not been without its less than memorable moments.

The wild antics of Schoolies goers along the Gold Coast were captured on video and uploaded to social media.

Rowdy teenagers were caught balancing precariously on apartment balconies and bashing each other over the head with glass among other senseless dares. 



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