30 Cadets Injured In Bloody Pillow Fight At West Point

By Michael Avery in Bizarre On 5th September 2015


A pillow fight between freshman cadets at the United States Military Academy took a violent turn when cadets swung pillowcases packed with hard objects at each other.

Thirty cadets were injured, including 24 that suffered concussions, the New York Times reported.

The brawl took place Aug. 20, and was part of an annual pillow fight between freshman cadets. The Times reported that West Point did not confirm the fight until Thursday.

Lt. Col. Christopher Kasker, a spokesman for the academy, said all of the cadets have returned to duty, the Times reported.


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"West Point applauds the cadets' desire to build esprit and regrets the injuries to our cadets," Kasker told the Times. "We are conducting appropriate investigations into the causes of the injuries."


Kasker told the newspaper that no cadets have been punished, and there are no plans to end the tradition.

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