West Point Pillow Fight Causes 24 Concussions (Video)
West Point Pillow Fight Causes 24 Concussions (Video)

West Point Pillow Fight Causes 24 Concussions ‘Video’

WEST POINT, N.Y. – An annual freshman pillow fight at the U.S. Military Academy turned bloody this year when cadets swung pillowcases packed with hard objects, injuring 30 cadets, according to a newspaper report Saturday.

Other injuries included a broken nose, a dislocated shoulder, and a hairline fracture of a cheekbone, he said. All the students have returned to duty.

Superintendent Lt. Gen. Robert L. Caslen Jr. didn’t say how the injuries occurred but that an investigation has been started.

The New York Times, which broke the story, reported some plebes swung pillow cases containing hard objects.

A video posted on YouTube showed several hundred students pouring into a courtyard and swinging pillowcases in a disorganized manner.

“While these spirit events do occur, we never condone any activity that results in intentional harm to a teammate,” he said. “Although the vast majority of the class appears to have maintained the spirit of the event; it is apparent that a few did not.”

Medical personnel will follow up with the injured students, he said.

Caslen also said he takes full responsibility for the pillow fight. “We remain committed to the development of leaders of character. We will continue our investigation, ensure accountability, and reinforce with the Corps that we must all take care of our teammates.”


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