Syracuse University is the latest college to ban the use of hoverboards amid safety concerns.
According to an SU News release, the temporary ban prohibits the storage or use of hoverboards on university property due to the fact that hoverboards are prone to, well, exploding.
Tony Callisto, senior vice president for safety and chief law enforcement officer, said in the news release: “The University has conducted a thorough analysis of the early research and has concluded that there exists a serious safety threat to our community. This is the responsible decision to keep our campus safe.”
SU now joins a growing list of more than 30 schools that have banned or partially banned hoverboards from their campuses, ruining Snapchat stories for the sake of safety. Some other schools that have completely banned hoverboards, compiled by USA Today, are as follows:
University of Bridgeport
University of Connecticut campuses
University of Evansville
George Washington University
Georgia State University
University of Hartford
University of Kentucky
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Loyola University-New Orleans
University of North Georgia
Salve Regina University
Stevens Institute of Technology
Of course, that's just the list of schools with a full or temporary full ban. You can see the complete list in the USA Today article.
The age of hoverboards taking over college campuses is over. This is why we can't have nice things.
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