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Volleyball team clinches Mayflower Athletic Conference title

The Tri-County Girls Volleyball team clinched the Mayflower Athletic Conference title with their victory Thursday against league rival Bristol-Plymouth.

This is the team’s first league championship since 1992. The team has three regular season games remaining and has qualified for the MIAA State Volleyball Tournament. They are also looking to secure a spot in the State Vocational Tournament.


Tri-County RVTHS students learn about police dogs during visit to the Franklin Police Department

Sophomore students in Tri-County's Legal and Protective Services program recently visited the Franklin Police Station to learn more about the use of K-9 units.

The students met with Officer Michael Gilboy, a 14-year veteran of the department, and Axe, a 16-month-old Belgian Malinois. During the visit, Officer Gilboy conducted a demonstration with Ehre, a German Shepherd who worked with the department for 9 years. Ehre is approaching his retirement.

Police dogs, often referred to as K-9 units, are trained to assist law enforcement and military personnel in a variety of search efforts. Axe is expected to assist predominantly in the search for narcotics.

"Extending the students' learning experiences outside the classroom is a very important part of the Legal and Protective Services Program.  Seeing how the world of law enforcement and protective services works first-hand gives the students a unique insight they wouldn't get any other way,” said Heidi Getchell-Bastien, Legal and Protective Services Instructor.

Witnessing the search and rescue skills these units possess capped off a week of training for the students. The students were certified in American Heartsaver Adult/Child/Infant CPR and AED training prior to the visit.

In addition to learning about K-9 units, students in the Legal and Protective Services also learn about forensics, crime scene investigation, emergency medical services, cybercrime, and different areas of legal practice. Their guest speakers include forensic analysts and psychologists, as well as firefighters, EMS professionals, sheriffs, and computer crimes specialists. Throughout the year, students will visit courthouses, fire stations, law libraries, prisons, and dispatch centers. 




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