Loudoun County has rejected using impact sensors in the helmets of its public high school football players.
The Washington Post reports that at a Nov. 5 meeting of the Loudoun School Board’s Health, Safety and Transportation Committee, the panel decided unanimously not to allow any helmet sensors, which measure the force of a hit on a football field.
Assistant Superintendent Ned Waterhouse says the county “will consider sensors when a device is scientifically and medically proven.”
Schools spokesman Wayde Byard says the committee noted that only a small group of parents at one of the county’s 14 high schools has asked for sensors. Those were parents of players at Loudoun Valley High School in Purcellville.
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