Citing safety concerns, colleges around Boston ban hoverboards - Metro US

Citing safety concerns, colleges around Boston ban hoverboards

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Hoverboards just can’t catch a break. After numerous reports of the doohickeys spontaneously combusting, they’re now banned from at least three area campuses.

The Boston Globe reported that both Boston College and the University of Massachusetts Amherst “have joined a growing list of schools, both locally and nationally, that have banned the use and possession of hoverboards.”

MassLive explained that the executive director of UMass environmental health and safety, Donald Robinson, sent an email to students and staff saying that, due to safety concerns, campus officials want the hoverboards to stay home.

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The news comes just days after CBS reported that Boston’s Emerson College also banned the gadgets.

At that time, student Alex Sieklicki told CBS that he and his fellow classmates received a stern message from administrators.

“It was saying, ‘No hoverboards, they are unsafe and we will confiscate them,'” Sieklickirecounted to CBS. “You are not allowed to have them.”

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