When Colombian drug kingpin Enrique Cali (Jesse Doran) is extradited to the U.S., his son, Luis (Andrew Divoff), devises a ruthless plan to win his freedom. Backed by an elite squad of commandos, Luis takes the students of an exclusive Northeastern prep school hostage. The students are the "problem" teenage boys of the wealthy and influential, one of whom is the son of the federal judge assigned to Cali's case. To end the siege, the authorities must either release Cali or mount an attack on the school, endangering the lives of every innocent person inside. The only hope lies within the walls of the school itself, where a small but resourceful group of young men-led by campus ringleader Billy (Sean Astin) and sidekick Joey (Will Wheaton)-band together to wage a desperate, deadly campaign against the terrorists.