West Point Cadets Injured in Pillow Fight
Pillow Fight Leaves Thirty Cadets Significantly Injured
According to reports, an estimated thirty cadets were injured in a hazing ritual at West Point Military Academy in New York. The cause? A pillow fight.
Injuries ranged from bruises to concussions, reported by 24 of the 30 cadets. As bloody images emerged, reports of broken bones did as well. The pillows allegedly contained hard objects.
Lt. Col. Christopher Kasker told the New York Times, “West Point applauds the cadets’ desire to build esprit and regrets the injuries to our cadets. We are conducting appropriate investigations into the causes of the injuries.”
Though images and video had circulated on social media when the alleged event took place on August 20th, investigators just confirmed the incident last Thursday.
No cadets have been punished. Though West Point has been questioned about similar issues in the past, the annual ritual, said to have been implemented in 1897, will continue as the school has no plans to break tradition over the incident.
All cadets have reported again for duty.
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