It begins with the rape of a 15-year-old girl in the home of a prominent member of the community.
A judge intercedes on behalf of the rape victim and is later admonished by his superiors for overstepping his authority.
After that, secret tapes are made of closed-door school board meetings.
A mysterious blogger spouts angry opinions on the Internet.
Next, there are accusations of blackmail and of a major cover-up of drug activity among high school students.
Vengeance, threats, lawsuits and finger-pointing.
This may sound like the plot to a sleazy novel or TV soap opera, but they are elements of a drama unfolding in the Hamburg Central School District.