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LSU Issues Temporary Ban on Hoverboards on Campus

BATON ROUGE, La. ― Louisiana State University is temporary banning students from using self-balancing two wheeled scooters, also known as Hoverboards, on campus and campus-run housing.

WAFB TV reports the LSU Department of Residential Life issued a statement saying they had made the decision to “prohibit the use, possession, or storage of electronic skateboards including self-balancing boards/scooters, and other similar equipment in all university-managed residence halls, apartments, and Greek houses.”

The change comes after LSU officials met with their Risk Management and Safety board and determined that the board’s batteries can burst into flame, especially while being charged.

Officials say the ban will stay in place until safety standards for all models are implemented.

LSU is urging all students travelling back to campus from winter break to leave the devices at home.

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