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Students' futures made clearer with X-ray machine donation


Criminal justice students are receiving training in X-ray machine security

 Students try their hand scanning bags

With an increased national and international focus on event and airport security, students in the Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) criminal justice program are getting an edge on their peers thanks to a donation.

Schoharie campus criminal justice program students are learning how to properly scan and clear packages for events and airplanes using an X-ray machine the school took possession of last summer.

The donation of the machine by Mike Storie of Storie & Associates, Inc., a Maryland-based security operation, not only allows the Capital Region BOCES CTE Criminal Justice program to offer the training, but also provide students with an opportunity to earn certification in X-ray machine safety, operations and interpretation.

"The ability to train and certify students in this area is a real benefit to the students and provides them with another excellent career opportunity," said CTE criminal justice teacher Gerry Place.

The certification training is modeled after that offered in the Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery (HFM) BOCES criminal justice program, said Schoharie CTE Principal Mindy Iannotti.

"It's another way we are preparing our students for real-life experiences," she added.

In the top photo, John Phillipp examines a package placed in the X-ray machine by fellow Cobleskill-Richmondville student Matt Sperbeck.

Below, Matt Sperbeck places a package in the machine as Katherine Zapotocki of Duanesburg prepares to use a wand on him.

Two kids use the machine





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