Little do high school sophomores Scotty and his pals know that the incoming blizzard is a "storm of the century" that won't stop for nearly a week. They make a fateful decision to hang out in the wood shop after school, and by the time they are ready to leave, they have no way of knowing that it's too late for anyone to reach them, even if they tried. They are among seven kids left waiting at school that day. At first it doesn't seem so bad spending the night at school, especially with the very cute Julie and Krista sleeping in the next room. However, as the realization dawns that it's likely nobody even knows they are there, the adventure turns to a fight for survival when the power and heat go out, the pipes freeze, and the building itself begins to crumble. The kids are forced to make a decision about their survival that will change things forever.