RIchard and his friends get into a fight with people that were harassing them. Richaed hits one with a scate bord and his friends fight the others. The police arrest them for being violent and the other group acuse the of stealing their stuff.
After the fight he is arrested for violence. When looked over in the court he is sentenced to one year in a youth correctional facility. This complete destroys his current life. His friends a trone apart and everyone has a instant assumption, he is a violent criminal.
After being in jail, he begins changing and improving himself. His teacher helps him with this by supporting him. She helps him be more focused on his future. This relationship helps him become a better person and achieve his goals.