Kennesaw State bans hoverboards due to safety concerns

Kennesaw State University announced Thursday a ban on hoverboards due to safety concerns.

The ban applies to all buildings and grounds on both the Kennesaw and Marietta campuses, according to the dean of students.

The university's chief of police announced the ban to students and faculty Thursday morning in an email.

The decision comes after a growing wave of incidents of hoverboards catching fire.

"Obviously we're concerned about the life and safety, first and foremost, of our students and faculty," Michael L. Sanseviro, KSU's dean of student affairs, told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

There is no projected date when hoverboards will be allowed on campus again.

The university will "rely on the state fire marshal and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission" before lifting the ban, Sansevira said.