[sticklist] - Incident @ VFMAC last night

Richard Forno rforno at infowarrior.org
Wed May 30 19:25:24 UTC 2007


The following message was distributed to all parents by the school earlier
this afternoon.  I am passing it along to you as interested alumni of Valley



> Dear Parents, Grandparents, Guardians and Sponsors
> It is with both sadness and frustration that I must inform you of an incident
> that took place last night between two cadets in Hocker Hall at 10 PM. While
> several cadets were tossing water at each other, one of our cadets stabbed a
> fellow cadet. Within minutes of the incident taking place, the President,
> Superintendent, and additional members of the Tactical Department were on the
> scene. The injured cadet was immediately taken by MSG Gillyard to the Health
> Center, where the registered nurse on duty immediately called 911 for
> transport. The victim was taken to Temple University Hospital Trauma Center,
> where he was treated for a puncture wound and released Wednesday. Parents of
> both cadets were notified by senior staff and are being updated regularly.
> The Radnor Township police arrived shortly thereafter, and took the alleged
> perpetrator into custody. The cadet who allegedly caused the injury was
> arrested and is being held at the Delaware County Detention Center. It is
> unclear at this time whether the incident was intentional or accidental. It
> appears that horseplay after TAPS may have been taking place and other cadets
> may be involved as well. An investigation is being conducted to determine the
> facts that occurred in the incident.
> Thankfully the cadetís injury was minor and he is returning to campus this
> morning. I want to assure you of my intention to conduct a thorough and
> complete investigation in to this incident, despite the fact that there are
> only three days of classes remaining in this academic year. The safety of each
> cadet is paramount, and this type of horseplay will not be tolerated.
> I will keep you informed as the investigation progresses. Thank you for your
> patience and support.
>  Respectfully, 
>  Charles A. McGeorge
>  President 

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