Southeastern follows LSU's lead in on-campus hoverboard ban
HAMMOND - Southeastern Louisiana University has joined LSU in instituting an on-campus ban of “hoverboards.”
The university extended the prohibition to the possession, storage, charging and use of “electronic skateboards” from all university buildings and grounds Thursday. Electronic skateboards is the inclusive term used by university officials to cover the self-balancing scooters that have seen a recent boost in popularity since late 2015.
University officials said the ban also includes university residence halls, apartments and Greek housing as well. In a release similar to the one used by LSU late last year, the university urged students who received the devices as gifts during the holidays to leave them at home.
LSU officials gave notice of a temporary ban of hoverboards on Dec. 31 so they could evaluate the overall safety of the devices amid recent stories of hoverboards bursting into flames across the globe.
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