Being a school teacher isn't easy; especially when so much is expected of you from the parents of some of the students. Karen's life at school is hard, however when the parents of a couple of students begin to make her life so stressful she can't cope anymore, she finds that it begins to affect her personal life as well. While on their way to a school reunion, her husband has to take her to a hospital because he finds she isn't making any sense to him.
However, by the time they return, things seem fine; but they're not. Nightmares haunt her while she sleeps and working at school with children who try to provoke her is really taking its toll. So, Karen does the one thing she knows: she runs away. She packs a bag, pulls out all her money from an ATM and stays at a cheap hotel for a week where she thinks she's okay. This is until the police find her and take her to a hospital for her own good.