by francine prose
shooting in school nearby the main story's school.
many teachers and students murdered.
the school calls for an assembly
the setting is mainly on the school grounds.
parents receive emails from the school
the conflict is that the school is becoming way too strict and the school is taking away the students freedom and privileges.
tom is the main character in this story. he lives with his dad, his mom died in a car accident a couple years ago. he goes to central high school with his friends. tom and his friends are all on the schools basketball team.he likes to school and talking to his friends. but after the incident at pleasant valley(a high school near by) central high(his school) is going through some changes because the school is worried that something might happen there too.