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Monday, January 11, 2016

UCF bans hoverboards from campus

Posted By on Mon, Jan 11, 2016 at 1:32 PM

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Hoverboards, wheeled chunks of plastic that have been known to set on fire, are now officially banned from the University of Central Florida campus. 

According to a UCF Housing and Residence Life newsletter sent out on Saturday, Jan. 9, the school is temporarily banning the popular devices until further notice.

“Due to the safety concerns with the ignitability of hoverboards, effective immediately, hoverboards will not be allowed to be charged, operated, stored, or used in or around UCF owned, affiliated, or managed communities,” said the letter. 

Students who already own hoverboards have until Jan. 13 to remove them from campus. The ban includes residence halls and Greek houses. 

UCF joins a growing list of at least 20 universities across the country that have either restricted or banned hoverboards. 

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