You would think Starfleet BEST OF THE BEST, Cadets, would have epople with enough individual drive, to know that THEIR ARE circumstances, where mutiny IS acceptable?
someone mentioned First Duty.
What would likely have happened, in First Duty, had Nova Squad SUCCEEDED in performing the Kolvart Starburst.
Is their a reason why I think They'd have been given some technical discipline for violating an academy Edict, and too many guests would be thrilled, for Starfleet to punish them en masse?
I think they would have gotten a repremand but that was it. If I remember correctly, wasn't Locarno expelled and the rest held back a year?