A brazen teenager taking part in the Gold Coast Schoolies celebrations has been filmed risking his life on the window ledge of a high-rise apartment building.
Vision shared to Instagram shows a young man standing perilously close to the edge of a 10-storey building in Surfers Paradise much to the amusement of his mates inside. A female school-leaver eventually reaches out to escort the teen back to the safety of the balcony.
In addition to risking his life, the stunt threatened to cut the celebrations short for the group, with hotels choosing to evict groups for such dangerous behaviour in the past.
It’s not the only disturbing video doing the rounds either. Another group of mates shared footage of their attempts to smash beer bottles and wine glasses over each other’s heads as part of a prank.
Despite the concerning social media content, police say the school-leavers have been well behaved for the most part.
They made nine arrests overnight, many of which were on drug possession charges.
Mark Raeburn, chairman of the Gold Coast schoolies advisory group, said overall they were very happy with the behaviour of this year’s cohort.
“We expect when you’ve got this many kids there’s going to be a few ratbags amongst them, that doesn’t faze us too much,” Mr Raeburn said.
“This is one of the biggest policing events in Australia … we’ve got 11,000 volunteers and eight different government agencies all wrapping around these kids and keeping them safe.”
Queensland schoolies will continue to celebrate for the rest of the week, with their NSW counterparts taking over from next Saturday for the second week of celebrations.