No hoverboards allowed at University of Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Students, faculty and staff returning to the University of Kentucky for the spring semester can leave the hoverboards they got over the holidays at home.

The university says it has temporarily banned the use, possession or storage of all such devices, citing reports that some have caught fire.

UK said in a news release Wednesday the ban includes residence halls, university apartments, Greek houses, academic buildings and all other campus buildings and grounds. Also included are off-campus properties that UK controls.

The ban is effective immediately.

Several other schools have implemented similar bans.

UK said its ban will remain in effect until more information is available and better safety standards are in place.

The release said UK will provide temporary storage for students who can’t get hoverboards home safely.


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