Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Police Tool Up for Schoolies Watch

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Police Tool Up for Schoolies Watch

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Byline: Nikkii Joyce nikkii.joyce@scnews.com.au

FOUR thousand schoolies, C[pounds sterling]tooliesC[yen] and a music festival will come under the attention of specialist police with the official start of the Sunshine Coast's end-of-year celebrations today.

Traffic police became the first faces in uniform confronting senior school leavers acting on information several were planning to finish their school days with a bang.

C[pounds sterling]We have been encouraging the students to fade away from school this afternoon, (but) a couple of people are inclined to be talking about burning-out from school,C[yen] Sunshine Coast police sergeant Mark Readman said.

C[pounds sterling]We would rather the children who have spent a lot of money (on Schoolies) not cop another fine.C[yen]

Police have set their sights on party precincts such as Caloundra, Mooloolaba, Alexandra Headlands, Cotton Tree and Noosa for the next 10 days before preparing for interstate arrivals. …

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