Sebastian Shaw escapes confinement and is quickly confronted by the academy students. They fear Shaw intends to harm the visiting mutants when in fact he wishes to help the mutants escape.
After a brief tussle, a moral debate insues followed by more fighting. The senior Avengers feign defeat because they are somewhat sympathetic towards the young mutants and "accidently" let them escape. X-23 and Loa decide to stay with the Avengers while Tigra and†Hercules, who were entrusted to watch over the young mutants, wonder if they made the right call.