- Associated Press - Friday, May 13, 2016

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - The Oxford School District is considering a new policy that would forbid anyone from flying a drone or any remote-controlled aircraft in the skies over school campuses or school properties without the authorization of the Federal Aviation Administration.

The Oxford Eagle (http://bit.ly/1sk61dK ) reports that the policy, which would apply to sporting events, will be up for a discussion and a vote at the school board’s May 23 meeting.

Superintendent Brian Harvey says the policy was proposed because of safety concerns about possible crashes.

The FAA requires all drones to be registered and licensed. Penalties for flying a drone without the license can be up to $27,500.

Students found violating the policy would be subject to the district’s code of conduct.

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Information from: Oxford Eagle, http://www.oxfordeagle.com

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