Elite Qld school hit by steroids scandal as teens arrested
ONE of Queensland's top private colleges has been rocked by a steroids scandal with police arresting two teenagers and the college launching its own investigation.
News Ltd reports that a student was found to have illegal drugs at St Joseph's Nudgee College with two boys, aged 16 and 17 arrested on Tuesday on charges of possession and supply of steroids.
The school's principal Daryl Hanly emailed parents and guardians after being contacted by The Courier-Mail.
"In response to information provided to us, a student was found with illegal substances on campus, believed to be steroids," Mr Hanly wrote.
"Due to the serious nature of this issue, police were immediately contacted and continue their investigations."
The college was also conducting its own investigation of the "serious incident," he said.
Mr Hanly assured parents the safety of their sons was the college's "highest priority."
"The use of any illegal or inappropriate substance will not be tolerated at Nudgee College."
News Ltd reported at least one student had been expelled.
The drama came as the college was celebrated being invited to represent schools across Australia in the SANIX World Rugby Youth Tournament in Fukuoka, Japan.
It was Nudgee College's first invitation to the exclusive annual event, which is supported by the Australian Rugby Union.
Each year, schools across Australia - both public and private - submit an application to the ARU to compete in this prestigious tournament.
The ARU then selects one team to represent the whole of Australia.
Nudgee College is touring with a squad of 34, including 27 players.