Burglary. Drugs. Assault. Rape. The students at Brandel High are more than new principal Rick Latimer (James Belushi) bargained for. Gangs fight to control the school using knives - even guns -when they have to. When Latimer and the head of security (Louis Gossett, Jr.) try to clean up the school and stop the narcotics trade, they run up against a teenage mafia. A violent confrontation on the campus leads to a deadly showdown with the drug dealer's gang, and last chance for Latimer to save his career... and his life.