Law & Order

Season 11 Episode 22

School Daze

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Aired Monday 10:00 PM May 16, 2001 on NBC
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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.

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

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    This episode is why I like and appreciate the Law and Order. It doesn't show black and white, it gives an insight into most of the aspects that build up the story. It is unarguable the kid deserves punishment yet who can say what is really in his head, how he felt in his sixteen years when bullied at school and no one to help him. I'm far from excusing him however I agree here with Jamie Ross that something should be done to stop this ghastly shooting spree now coming already to Europe. And I don't think the security measures at the entrance of each and every school are just the whole of the appropriate answer.

    This episode shows what an impact the crime had - we watch the family of the shooter but at one moment the prosecutors stand in front of the families of victims and these rightfully expect the State is going to protect them and especially their children, that everything will be done to prevent this from reoccurring. And the father of the shooter is well aware of that, his testimony in the D.A.'s office and then at the trial belongs to one of the most moving moments of the series.

    Together with the Teenage wasteland episode we have been shown in this season this society is somewhat sick and the justice system can severely punish the perpetrators but it can't heal it.moreless
Angie Harmon

Angie Harmon

A.D.A. Abbie Carmichael

Dianne Wiest

Dianne Wiest

D.A. Nora Lewin

Jerry Orbach

Jerry Orbach

Det. Lennie Briscoe

Jesse L. Martin

Jesse L. Martin

Det. Ed Green

S. Epatha Merkerson

S. Epatha Merkerson

Lt. Anita Van Buren

Sam Waterston

Sam Waterston

Exec. A.D.A. Jack McCoy

Colin Fickes

Colin Fickes

Paul

Guest Star

Marisa Redanty

Marisa Redanty

Principal

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Mia Dillon

Mia Dillon

Patricia Semple

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Doris Belack

Doris Belack

Judge Margaret Berry

Recurring Role

David Lipman

David Lipman

Judge Torledsky

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J.K. Simmons

J.K. Simmons

Dr. Emil Skoda

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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.

  • 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.

    • Patricia Semple: You think you can look at your child and know he's capable of doing this?
      Abbie Carmichael: I think it depends how hard you're looking, Mrs. Semple.

    • Paul: I thought Henry was only joking.
      Ed Green: Oh yeah? What did you think was going to come out of that gun he showed you, a little flag that says "Bang"?

    • (Talking about the suspect's right to privacy.)
      Abbie Carmichael: What about the rights of children not to be shot when they go to school?

    • Lennie Briscoe: One of my ex-wives called this morning to bust my chops.
      Ed Green: Which one?
      Lennie Briscoe: I forget.

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