2 NC universities ban so-called hoverboards from campus

(AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — A key university in the UNC system is banning so-called hoverboards from campus, WNCT reported Wednesday.

East Carolina University officials have said that the school will be banning hover boards effective Thursday.

Also, NC Central University announced on Tuesday that they would be banning the hoverboards.

The hoverboards — which actually do not hover —  won’t be allowed in buildings, dorms, buses or other places on the ECU campus, WNCT reported.

Hoverboards, some of which have caused injuries from falling, were a popular gift this holiday season.

Also, there have been several cases across the county of the hoverboards catching fire.

A WakeMed spokeswoman said Dec. 29 that the hospital treated approximately nine patients with hoverboard related injuries since Dec. 25.

Before Christmas, WakeMed had treated only three hoverboard-related injuries in roughly the month before Christmas.

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