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Woodleigh School: Year 11 camp at Miami Hotel, Melbourne descends into chaos on the first night – with one student expelled and others suspended

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Wild behavior by a group of students at Woodleigh School (pictured) has left one student expelled and others expelled.

A school camp ended with the expulsion of one student and the suspension of others after they were allegedly arrested vaping, drinking and smoking cannabis in their hotel room.

The group of Year 11 students from private school Woodleigh School spent their first night of camp at the Miami Hotel in Melbourne’s CBD in March.

Underage students were caught after smoking set off a fire alarm in the middle of the night. The students involved were immediately evicted by the hotel management.

Their crazy antics resulted in one boy being expelled while other members of the group were suspended.

Wild behavior by a group of students at Woodleigh School (pictured) has left one student expelled and others expelled.

The camp was part of the school’s Homestead program, which allows students to participate in curriculum-based activities, such as learning about the arts in the city.

A source close to the incident said the students’ behavior ruined the camp for other classmates who were not involved.

“These camps are important outside school experiences and it is disheartening that one group of students doing the wrong thing can ruin the experience for everyone,” they told the Herald of the sun.

Woodleigh School principal David Baker said it was committed to providing a safe and supportive environment for all students.

‘To ensure this, we have clear and detailed behavioral guidelines and policies to protect students from harm. “These policies and behavioral guidelines apply to staff and students,” he told the publication.

“Our parents and students are aware that they may be asked to leave Woodleigh School if their behavior is unacceptable, especially if they engage in actions that harm or put their fellow students at risk.”

Baker added that expulsion was a “last resort” that only applies when students are responsible for acts that constitute “serious misconduct.”

Daily Mail Australia has contacted Woodleigh School for comment.

The students were at a camp at the Miami Hotel in Melbourne's CBD (pictured) and were smoking cannabis, vaping and drinking alcohol when they activated a fire alarm in the middle of the night.

The students were at a camp at the Miami Hotel in Melbourne’s CBD (pictured) and were smoking cannabis, vaping and drinking alcohol when they activated a fire alarm in the middle of the night.

Founded in 1856 as St Paul’s School, Woodleigh describes itself online as a leader in progressive coeducational K-12 schools for thriving students and adventurous minds.

Parents of Year 11 students are charged $33,400 per year to send their teenagers to Woodleigh.

The latest incident comes weeks after students from St Patrick’s College in Ballarat went to the pub during an overseas school trip to Europe.

The boys had the beers while on the road playing football and visiting war graves in Ireland, France and the UK and were left surprised after sharing photos on social media.

Those involved were recently disciplined by the school.

In 2022, police were called to investigate an incident involving a year 9 student at a school camp at King David School.

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia)

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