Matters deteriorate further when her bitchy 22-year-old stepmother arrives, accompanied by a would-be suitor who she had previously rejected. They both see her naked and sporting the recently inflicted stripes of the cane. Jodie is horrified when she learns of her stepmother's schemes - to get rid of Jodie's father and to have Jodie committed to the reformatory indefinitely! Realising she must act quickly in order to save her father, Jodie plans to escape but is caught and scheduled for 'punishment night' when she will be totally humiliated, secured to a leather-padded bench on stage and strapped in front of a large audience including her stepmother, rejected would-be suitor and several male students she had flunked out of her classes. She pleads her case to the headmaster, but will she be believed?