Law & Order

School Daze

Season 11, Ep 22, Aired 5/16/01
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  • Episode Description
  • Briscoe and Green investigate a school shooting, in which four students are killed and a dozen others are wounded. It soon becomes apparent that more than one child fits the profile and the evidence, but an e-mail sent by one of the students skews the investigation towards one particular youth with a violent history. McCoy goes head to head with Jamie Ross, who is acting as the teen's defense attorney, and who argues that the e-mail is inadmissible because it is privileged.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Barry Schindel

  • Eric Overmyer

  • Angie Harmon

    ADA Abbie Carmichael

  • Dianne Wiest

    Interim DA Nora Lewin

  • Jerry Orbach

    Det. Lennie Briscoe

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • A sixteen years old boy shoots four other children at his school and faces the life without parole should the case go to trial.

    By klecm5af, Mar 12, 2010

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (9)

    • Jamie Ross: Someone better remind her of her ethical obligations as a prosecutor. Abbie Carmichael: You mean the one that says I should put someone on trial who I think is guilty? Jamie Ross: No, the one that says you need evidence to do it. Abbie Carmichael: I just told you our evidence.

    • (McCoy, Briscoe, and Green get into an argument about the detectives doing their jobs properly.) Abbie Carmichael: Gentlemen, if we could just lower the level of testosterone ... a little bit.

    • Abbie Carmichael: How can releasing a kid we know committed a crime be right?!

    • Nora Lewin: With what's waiting for him, it might have been kinder to give him the needle. Abbie Carmichael: Either works for me.

    • Abbie Carmichael: We all went to high school. We all had problems. None of us picked up a gun and killed someone.

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    Trivia (2)

    • When talking to the prosecutors, the parents of the shooting suspect mention that McCoy and Carmichael got an 18-year-old boy sentenced to death for the beating death of a delivery man. This is a reference to the case in an earlier episode, "Teenage Wasteland".

    • Goof: After they cuff Earl, we can see that his handcuffs are only half on during the chase.

    Allusions (2)

    • This episode is ripped from the headlines of a rash of high-profile school shootings that occurred in the late 1990s.

    • Lennie Briscoe: Crouching tiger, hidden student.
      Briscoe was referring to the movie Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. A woman had described the shooter as looking like a ninja; the movie was famous for its gravity-defying martial arts scenes.

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