The recent news that five West Point cadets, including at least one football player, overdosed on cocaine containing fentanyl during spring break in Fort Lauderdale has captured national attention, at least in part because it seemed so out of the ordinary. Typically, the biggest scandals that have rocked the US military academy based in Orange County have involved cheating.
Paramedics were dispatched to an Airbnb in Wilton Manors, Florida on Thursday, March 10, following frantic calls to 911 for help. Five of the six Airbnb guests were cadets. All six were taken to hospital and two were initially placed on ventilators.