Charles is an annoying classmate who teases Stephanie, and then the teacher pares them up for a project. Stephanie later learns that the reason Charles is kind of a bully is that his father became abusive since his mother died and beats him. Stephanie suggests to Charles that he should tell someone, but he believes that he gets hit because everything is his fault, and makes her promise not to tell anyone.
Later when he does not show up, the teacher said that Charles "fell down the stairs" when really his father had something to do with this, but Stephanie is still too afraid to tell anyone. But after she scolds Michelle for saying mean things about Danny after he punishes her, Jesse gets suspicious and she is forced to tell him what happened to Charles.
Upon learning the situation, Jesse reports the abuse. The next day, Jesse tells her that Child Protective Services had placed Charles in foster care and his father was possibly arrested for child abuse. Stephanie is initially upset by this but Jesse makes her realize that telling was the right thing to do, and that, thanks to her, Charles is somewhere safe where his dad can no longer hurt him.