Why Was This Allowed to Occur?

(CNN) -- A lightning strike Wednesday afternoon sent 77 Air Force ROTC cadets to hospitals in the Hattiesburg, Mississippi, area, where they were all responsive and in stable condition, according to spokeswoman Maj. Deidre Musgrave of Camp Shelby.

The full story is here.

They may be responsive and stabilized but lightning strikes can cause lifelong disabilities. I'm horrified the military put cadets in that position.  The science of meteorology has progressed to the point where we can prevent this type of injury.

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