At first blush, this is yet another outrageous liberal slight against the military. However, if the news article is accurate, it's nothing of the kind.
But when West Point officials approached King Philip Principal Elaine Hanson, they were told it was against the school’s policy, according to parents and public officials.
State Sen. Scott Brown, R-Wrentham, a major in the National Guard, said the high school only allows access to local groups that give scholarships, not academies or universities wishing to honor students.
If they wouldn't allow Harvard to present a letter of acceptance, it's reasonable for them not to allow West Point to do so, either. It's nice to learn that local parents, as well as politicians of both parties, are disappointed with the decision, though.
There was at least one mistake in the article, though. It's not "unheard of" to have two students from the same class go to the Military Academy. In the Class of 2003 at the school at which I teach, two students were accepted to West Point. And last year, our school had two students accepted to the Air Force Academy and a third accepted to West Point. =)