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 generally well behaved this year.
But the week hit a tragic note on Thursday night when
17-year-old Mt St Michaels graduate Isabelle Colman fell from
the balcony of her 26th floor hotel room.
Police are still investigating the incident, which cast a
pall over the usually upbeat event.
Celebrations have officially ended for Queensland students,
but many school leavers from interstate are headed for the
Gold Coast in coming days.
Superintendent Paul Ziebarth said police would still be
targeting public drunkenness and underage drinking.
"I would say to these schoolies who intend on visiting pubs
and clubs to ensure they maintain an appropriate and
acceptable level of behaviour," he said.
"It is also timely to remind our interstate visitors that in
Queensland it is illegal to consume alcohol in a public