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Anderson University asks students to leave hoverboards home

Leaders at Anderson University have placed a temporary ban on hoverboards due to the risk of fire. Dean of Students, Dr. Chris Confer, explains the need to ban the devices until the risk of fire is resolved:

"Until the technology of these boards and their batteries improves, we are going to ask you to leave them at home and not bring them on campus. I hope to be able to lift this ban at a future point in time, however as of January 8, 2016, they will not be permitted on campus."

A number of Indiana colleges and universities, as well as schools across the United States, have banned hoverboards from their campuses.