Author(s): Tristan Bancks
A daring escape. A school lockdown. A thrilling chase. What would you risk to save a life?
It's 5.28 am. Sima is pressed to the rough, cold ground among about fifty others, next to a tall fence designed to keep them in. The wires are cut one by one. When they make their move, a guard raises the alarm. There's shouting, smoke bombs, people tackled to the ground. In the chaos Sima is separated from her parents and baby sister. Dad told her to run. So she does.
At 8.03 am, Dan is in class when the lockdown sound blares. He's worried it's because of the injured dog he found this morning. Maybe it's attacked someone. He convinces his teacher to let him go to the bathroom. Then Dan finds Sima, hiding in the toilet block. She's terrified of being caught. What does Dan do? Help her? Dob her in? She's breaking the law, but is it right to lock kids up? And if he offers to help, should Sima trust him? Or run?