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Leon County school board watching, tracking E-scooter use on school campuses

Posted at 6:19 PM, Jul 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-25 20:22:28-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Electric scooters are the talk of the town in Tallahassee. There are also becoming a bit of a problem for some local schools.

We saw three at Cascades Park earlier Thursday that were just left there. If you think dumping at the park is bad, they're also popping up on Leon County school campuses.

The school district says that right now, there's not a policy in place on having electric scooters on campus.

The school board, however, is tracking how students are using them and at times even leaving them behind.

The district is now working with both the city and scooter companies to keep them from being dumped at LCS schools.

"Having scooters thrown around is really not the look we're going for, but we'll work with the companies and hopefully the community to educate them to maybe go down past our fences and stay out of the field," said Chris Petley, Spokesperson for Leon County Schools. "This is a learning process. It's brand new and we'll all just look to work together to make it work the best we can."

Right now E-scooters are not allowed on the FSU, FAMU or TCC campuses as part of the pilot program agreement with the city.

The E-scooter pilot program started just last week and is expected to last 90 days.