Jerry Renault is a freshmen at Trinity High and is just hoping to fit in with the other boys. There are bad things going on at school and Jerry is getting all tangled up in them. One of the first things is the Goober, Jerry's best freind has to pull a prank of uncrewing all of the furniture in one of the classrooms and it upsets the teacher so much that he has a breakdown. Goober feels really bad that he has made the teacher breakdown and is starting to hate Trinity high. He has to do this because of a secret group in the school called the Vigils has told him too.The Vigils are a bunch of students that run the social scene and if you don't do what the Vigils tell you to do then they do things to you like beat you up and torment you. Archie Costello is the assigner of the group. He is the one that assigns these pranks to the students that he chooses. When he assigns the prank to you, he has a box with white marbles and one black marble in it. If a white marble is pulled out of the box then you have to do the prank, if a black one is pulled out,then Archie has to do it.The black one is never pulled out!
Brother Leon is the acting headmaster of the school because the old one is in the hospital. Brother Leon is a terrible headmaster. He cares more about himself then the students. Brother Leon has spent too much of the schools money and is now in trouble and needs to find a way to get the money back before they find out. The plan he comes up with is to have the students sell 20,000 boxes of choclate. This is twice as many as they sold last year and he makes them sell choclates for double the price too. Brother Leon is afraid of getting in trouble and so he calls Archie in his office and makes him get the Vigils to help him sell the choclates. Archie doesn't want to, but he knows that Brother leon can make sure he gets bad grades if he doesn't help him.
Now Archie gets the Vigils to help, then he assigns Jerry not to sell choclates for ten days. Jerry does not sell the choclate and this makes Brother Leon and other students angry with him. After the ten days are up, Jerry decides that he's not going to sell any chocolates no matter what. Jerry is tired of them telling him what to do and he doesn't want to be treated like crap. Because Jerry does this, the Vigils and Brother Leon are scared that they will loose their power over the students and they have to stop him. The vigils first beat Jerry up and steal his painting he has been working on all year which screwed his grade up. Brother Leon doesn't do anything to stop it because he needs the choclates to sell. Jerry keeps his courage up and he still doesn't sell choclates.
Now Archie is getting very angry at Jerry and he is starting to lose his power in the Vigils. He makes a plan to get Jerry once and for all. He does a raffle for the last 50 boxes of chocolates, and with this raffle the students will win money and boxes of chocolates and get to watch a fight. For every raffle ticket they buy, they can write down what kind of punch they want to see Jerry or Emile give to each other. The punch that wins the fight wins the raffle. Emile is alot bigger and stronger then Jerry. The first couple of punches go as the students say but then Emile gets really mad and starts to beat up Jerry very badly. Jerry is beaten so bad they have to take him to the hospital. Before he is taken away,he tells Goober to do what ever Brother Leon and the Vigils tell him to do. Brother Leon was at this fight and again didn't do anything to stop them because he hated Jerry for not selling any of the chocolates. There is to much evil at this school!
Nothing changed at the school after this, but at least the students seen that someone had the courage do do something different.