BRAMPTON, Ont. - An explosives disposal robot retiring from the Peel Regional Police for after 12 1/2 years won't be idle.

Const. George Tudos says the robot will be donated to the Peel District School Board.

Tudos says the robot will be used as a teaching aid for students in the board's robotics program at Central Peel Secondary School.

The robot spent most of its police career at Toronto's Pearson International Airport.

Tudos says it was used primarily to move suspicious packages to a place where they could be safely X-rayed.

The decommissioned robot will be officially donated to the school board at an event on Tuesday in Brampton, Ont.