A 13-year-old boy was among those arrested during the Schoolies celebrations on the Gold Coast.
Queensland Police on Saturday released the results of metal detection during the festival.
Police said 918 people were searched with canes inside Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach since 6 a.m. on Friday, November 18, and 32 people were arrested on 42 charges.
The charges included 18 drug offenses, 7 weapons offenses, 7 bail offenses, and 10 other offenses.
Dramatic footage released by police shows the moment a 13-year-old boy was arrested on the Esplanade in Surfers Paradise on November 21st.
He was allegedly found with a knife hidden in his sleeve and was charged with possession of a knife in public and attempted armed robbery.
He will appear in court at a later date.
The following evening, a 16-year-old Wurtulla boy was arrested at the same location with a knife in his bag.
He was dealt with under the provisions of the Juvenile Justice Act.
A 39-year-old Upper Coomera man was also arrested in Surfers Paradise on November 22, with police planning to claim he was armed with a cutter.
He has also been charged with possessing a knife and is expected to appear in court in December.
The two-week Alumni Festival is in its second week, with celebrations ending on December 4th.
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