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School DJ lesson shut down by police after escalating into a late-night rave

Damage was sustained to the building and Red Stripe lager was reportedly being drunk

  • Patrick Hinton
  • 14 March 2017

Police were called to the Rushcliffe School academy in Rushcliffe, Nottinghamshire last weekend after an evening DJ class rolled on five and a half hours past its curfew and turned into a full-blown party, reports the Nottingham Post.

250 people turned up to the class that had been scheduled to run between 7pm and 10pm on Saturday, and was eventually shut down at 3:30am on Sunday morning. Minor damage was sustained to the school hall the partygoers were contained to, including broken fire doors, and the fire brigade were called to the site after smoke alarms were set off.

No school staff members were onsite at the time. The booking had been organised through an external company called Field Sports Management that handles external events in the school’s building.

Rushcliffe School headmaster Steve Lewis said: "We are absolutely mortified by it. It is nothing that the school would ever want to be connected with, or Field Sports Management. We are part of the community and want to support it and be good residents."

ITV reports that photos uploaded from the rave to social media showed attendees wearing glow sticks and drinking Red Stripe, a choice we expect was dictated by the instructor as the first step in becoming a DJ.

A spokeswoman for Nottinghamshire police stated "Officers are satisfied that no offences have been committed.” It's reassuring to hear that no EDM was being dropped by the beginner selectors.

This news follows tourists turning an Airbnb flat in North London into a fully fucntioning nightclub the previous weekend.

Patrick Hinton is Mixmag's Digital Staff Writer, follow him on Twitter

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