It certainly is a big bump in the road. Time will tell how this plays out.
There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers
Unless something ties him to it personally, he's fine.
So far the story is "aide did something bad, aide got fired." If the aide DIDN'T get fired, that might hurt him....
And there was a cover up? As far as I know the administration was simply to incompetent to figure out who did it in the first few days after the attack (which in my opinion doesnt make the situation any better)