West Point pillow fight leaves 30 cadets injured
A West Point tradition — the annual freshman pillow fight — reportedly turned bloody this year when some cadets armed themselves with pillow cases filled with hard objects and left 30 casualties on the battlefield.
The outdoor free-for-all at the prestigious school, which counts many of the country’s top Army generals as alumni, left two dozen with concussions, according to the New York Times.
The nighttime skirmish on Aug. 20 also resulted in one cadet suffering a broken leg and others with dislocated shoulders, the newspaper reported.
One victim was knocked unconscious, taken away in an ambulance and had not returned to classes, said unidentified cadets quoted by the paper.