By Ethan Ball
Warning: Using a hoverboard or skateboard in any Hutchinson Community College building will result in an immediate $50 fine and disciplinary action.
“If you’re caught violating the rule, you will be placed on community service as disciplinary action,” said Steve Dunmire, lead security officer at HCC.
Various staff and faculty members were annoyed with the issue of hoverboards in campus buildings and are pleased with the recent ban.
“I think they’re potential for real hazard, said Jackie Long, career development coordinator. “We have pathways used through parking lots. The potential for a collision is increased.”
Fortunately, no fines or disciplinary actions have been issued since the new rule was announced.
“I haven’t even seen any around since the second semester began,” Dunmire said.
Some students don’t agree with this new rule, while a majority are all for getting these hoverboards out of the hallways.
“I think they should let us ride,” said Bashir Ahmed, New York.
“I think ultimately it was a smart decision because the administration has to consider the safety of all students above anything else,” said Caleb Hendricks, Sterling.
“I don’t see the big deal with them, they seem harmless. It seems pointless to ban them,” said Ethan Hood, Winfield.
“I think it’s a good idea, because they can be kind of dangerous,” said Mollie Panek, Cunningham.
“The hoverboards are a great way to get around but they cause problems in crowded areas,” said Derek Sprunger, Inman.
So remember: Don’t ride in buildings with your hoverboards.