Leanne is salutatorian when she needs to be valedictorian to get her scholarship to Harvard. The only class she is worse than the leader in is history, taught by Mrs. Tingle, and the teacher hates her. When an attempt to get ahead in Mrs. Tingle’s class goes awry, mayhem ensues and friendships, loyalties and trust are tested by the teacher’s intricate mind-games. —IMDb
Kevin Meade Williamson (born March 14, 1965) is an American screenwriter, best known for the horror films Scream, I Know What You Did Last Summer and The Faculty, as well as the popular television series Dawson’s Creek and, more recently, The Vampire Diaries and The Secret Circle. —Wikipedia
I'm a big fan of Kevin Williamson's 90's screenplays, even when his denouements are impossibly convoluted (the ending of "Scream 2"). The problem with his directorial debut is that he is so clearly held back by a PG-13 rating and the then-recent Columbine shooting that, simply put, the film has no bite. Turns out Williamson without the self-referential snark and a few dead bodies is no fun at all.