Student arrested on drug offences

A student has been arrested at a Bendigo school in relation to drug offences. 

Bendigo police on Friday arrested the 16-year-old Girton Grammar student on the school's grounds. 

A Victoria Police spokeswoman said the student was "interviewed in relation to a number of drug offences", and further inquiries were being made.

Neither police nor the school would confirm the offences for which the student was arrested, but it is believed they are in relation to dealing drugs to minors.   

A Girton Grammar spokeswoman said the student was not at school today and would be expelled. 

Headmaster Matthew Maruff issued a statement detailing the school’s "zero tolerance stance" on illegal drugs.  

"We have a duty of care to make sure that school is a safe place to be so any illegal activity of any kind at the school is unacceptable," he said.

“This matter now is squarely in the hands of the Police so detail about the actual offence or the student involved cannot be divulged by the School.”

the student involved cannot be divulged by the School.

Mr Maruff said he knew the arrest was going to take place and fully co-operated with police.