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Bristol County Sheriff’s Office donates two vehicles to area high school

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ATTLEBORO – What high school student isn’t thrilled about some new wheels?

Attleboro High School students and staff showed plenty of joy Tuesday when the Bristol County Sheriff’s Office handed over the keys and titles of two vehicles it’s donating to the school.

First, an old law enforcement cruiser was donated to the criminal justice program. AHS Teacher Toby Reed said the vehicle will be a big boost to the program.

“We’ll use it for vehicle stops and a host of other scenarios,” Reed said or the white law enforcement car, complete with emergency lights, radio equipment and a caged back seat. “We had an old cruiser that was rusting pretty good, so this will be a huge help to our program.”

The BCSO also donated a passenger van to the school. Sheriff Hodgson presented the keys and titles to Jeremy Guay, director of high school CTE programs at AHS.

The van will be used to transport AHS students on field trips and around the community. For example, he said students in the plumbing and construction programs commonly do work in the community as part of hands-on learning, so the van can transport students to and from job sites.

These donations will also save the school department money as it will not have to pay bus fees for transportation when the vans can be used instead.

Sheriff Thomas M. Hodgson met with Reed’s students before the donation and expressed appreciation for their focus on criminal justice and law enforcement careers.

“So many people don’t understand what law enforcement officers do every day. Whether you choose to ultimately get involved in public safety or some other career, take pride in knowing you walked through some of what officers do day in and day out,” Sheriff Hodgson said. “This was an easy decision for us to donate what resources we could to support you and your studies.”

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