SU is saying no more to electric scooters on campus

February 29 – The President of Shippensburg University sent out a campus-wide letter on Monday to let everyone know all electric scooters and recreational vehicles will be banned from campus entirely effective March 18. 

The letter cites dangers associated with storage and recharging of the lithium batteries used in the scooters inside the buildings. 

Attorney Clint Barkdoll said, “It sounds like there was an incident recently at one of the dormitories that the university has now had to take this drastic action, saying March 18 you’re not even have this stuff on campus. I don’t know if we may hear more about this and I think it’s limited right now to Shippensburg, but you talk to anybody at these college campuses these scooters are everywhere. I mean, kids are riding them back and forth to class and of course they’re just parking them in their dorms at night. We know from news stories over the years there are some dangers with these devices, particularly the lithium batteries.”

A sign at Dickinson College recently reminded students that taking the stairs will burn a certain number of calories. 

Pat Ryan of NewsTalk 103.7FM recalled, “Someone who was over-served at the dinner table was offended by a sign that had the health benefits of taking the stairs. It wasn’t saying hey, fatso, get off the elevator. So now will you see we have to have scooters? I mean, how could you do that?”

Michele Jansen of NewsTalk 103.7FM joked, “It’s too hard to walk to class.” 

Ryan added, “Oh my goodness. I’ve got to walk from my dorm room over to my class or to the buffet?”

Barkdoll wondered, “Is that the next shoe to drop? I mean, that’s the thing to watch on this.”