Quadfest Hornet incident
The Quadfest Hornet Incident occurred near the end of the Wake Forest 2016 Quadfest. Three students, two from team red and one from team green were returning from a routine water break when one of the students accidentally stepped on a live hornets nest lying beneath the ground. The two red students were stung mercilessly on the arms and legs, but the student from green team was able to escape mostly unharmed, save for a single sting on his left side. Another student from red team nearly stepped on the nest later, but passed through the area without incident.