BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER)-- The Bangor Police department's bomb squad team took a break from their normal duties to have a little fun at William S. Cohen Middle School. Officers gave the school's robotics class a chance to gain hands-on experience with the department's gadgets.
Sixth grader Daniel Adam said, "I've always been interested because I've always wanted to see if I could really program a robot and see if I can make it move."
Each of the students had a chance to test drive the bot and learn more about how the department uses the machine.
Detective Myron Warner learned the school had been awarded a grant to start the robotics course and scheduled a demonstration, "I thought well...what a great thing it would be to bring our robot demonstrators in and give a presentation to the students and the class."
"Having a remote control and moving around a real robot...it's thrilling," said Adam.
Warner said, "I can introduce more police officers to the students here and get to know them a little better. Also, show them the items we use on the police force. It just so happens to go along with what they're learning about after school."
Bangor Police Department works closely with both the William S. Cohen and James F. Doughty School to provide these types of demonstrations.