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Universities to students: Leave hoverboards at home

Universities to students: Leave hoverboards at home

Citing safety concerns and investigations by a federal agency, several local universities banned hoverboards — the popular scooter and Christmas gift — from local campuses, residence halls and other buildings.

A national hoverboard retailer that caters to college students said safety concerns are real from some models, but said their products are safe if used and charged properly.

The College of William and Mary sent a campus-wide e-mail to students Jan. 8, telling students to leave hoverboard at home. Christopher Newport University sent out a similar e-mail message to students around the same...

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