Violent pillow fight injures 30 at United States Military Academy
Monday, September 7, 2015
30 cadets from the(USMA) have been injured after a became violent on August 20, officially confirmed late last week. 24 of the injured suffered concussions.
The pillow fight in question was a scheduled event, and freshmen cadets at the USMA participate in the pillow fight every year as a celebration after a summer of training.
Video taken of the event shows some participants in the pillow fight did not wear— despite being required to — and others reportedly stuffed their helmets, or other hard objects, into their pillow cases.
The incident was officially confirmed by the USMA on Thursday, according to the New York Times.
The causes of the injuries are being investigated, Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Kasker, spokesman of the USMA, said on Saturday. No cadets involved have been punished, he said.
- Unknown, Associated Press did contribute. "'One hell of a pillow fight' West Point tradition turns violent; 24 concussions" — , September 6, 2015
- Mary Bowerman. "30 cadets injured in bloody pillow fight at West Point" — , September 6, 2015