In Sterling, New Hampshire, 17-year-old high school student Peter Houghton hasendured years of verbal and physical abuse at the hands of classmates. His best friend,Josie Cormier, succumbed to peer pressure and now hangs out with the popular crowdthat often instigates the harassment. One final incident of bullying sends Peter over theedge and leads him to commit an act of violence that forever changes the lives ofSterling s residents. Josie, who witnessed the events that unfolded, is the state's bestwitness but claims she can t remember what happened in the last fatal minutes of Peter srampage. Or can she?