This is a very weird question and this is probably not the right spot on this forum to post it but from a parent's perspective it bears asking somewhere. In our community a high school senior was arrested recently in connection with a planned attack on his high school. It was big news and all over the newspapers. Then, a friend from another school was also arrested as some sort of accomplice. Although the names were not released because of the students ages, there were loads of comments posted online (again - it's a pretty small community) so it was not any big secret who the kids were. The second student was allegedly already accepted to West Point and had already locked in a nomination. I am sure none of this has gone to court yet and the outcome could easily prove the innocence of either or both kids. And, frankly, it's none of anybody's business what the details of THIS incident are. But it did make me come back to a "what if" sort of scenario. My question is this - if a students gets an appointment to any SA, am I safe in assuming that any kind of trouble the student could get into is going to seriously jeopardize their chances of attending that school? It's one of those questions that is coming back to me for the second time now that I have a boy in this position. A boy in my older daughter's class received an appontment to the Naval Academy. His mom and I were casual friends and she would not allow her son to do ANYTHING once he got that appointment. No prom, no graduation party, nothing. And her rationale to me was that if, God forbid, ANYTHING happened - even if her son was innocent - it would not jeopardize his appointment. I thought she was maybe overreacting, but in light of the recent news stories, maybe she was on the right track. My son is a great kid, has never been in any kind of trouble and makes very good decisions. On the other hand, he's an 18 year old boy. What are the things that will get your appointment yanked (just because I need something else to worry about)? Can anyone weigh in on this?