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School Daze 

Jack goes head-to-head with his former assistant, Jamie Ross, as he prosecutes the gunman in a high school mass shooting.

Director:

Richard Dobbs

Writers:

Dick Wolf (created by), Barry Schindel (teleplay by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jerry Orbach ... Lennie Briscoe
Jesse L. Martin ... Ed Green
S. Epatha Merkerson ... Anita Van Buren
Sam Waterston ... Jack McCoy
Angie Harmon ... Abbie Carmichael
Dianne Wiest ... Nora Lewin
Robert Emmet Lunney ... Bill Semple
Mia Dillon ... Patricia Semple
Michael Shulman ... Kevin Miller
Timothy Reifsnyder ... Henry Semple (as Timmy Reifsnyder)
Doris Belack ... Judge Margaret Barry
Marisa Redanty Marisa Redanty ... Principal
Greg Wood
J.K. Simmons ... Dr. Emil Skoda
Carey Lowell ... Jamie Ross
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Storyline

When a masked student opens fire on classmates, killing four and wounding eleven, Detectives Briscoe and Green soon discover the unsettling fact that more than one student fits the profile of a youth heading toward committing such violence. The urgency of the investigation compounds when an e-mail threat of more murders is received by the student council president. Former assistant prosecutor Jamie Ross returns as a defense attorney trying to spare her troubled client from life in prison. Written by Anonymous

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Language:

English

Release Date:

16 May 2001 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

When Semple's mother mentions the "other boy" McCoy and Carmichael prosecuted who "shot that delivery man", she is referring to Mitch Regan, the oldest of the thrill killers from a previous episode. See more »

Goofs

When the detectives are leading Howard to the car after "handcuffing" him, the actor is just holding the unlocked handcuff in his left hand. See more »

Quotes

Jack McCoy: I'm sick of learning things about this case after the fact.
Detective Lennie Briscoe: Hey, we talked to fifty-two kids who were either in the cafeteria or had been identified as friends of Semple.
Detective Ed Green: Nobody indicated that there were prior threats.
Jack McCoy: Well, apparently someone knew.
A.D.A. Abbie Carmichael: The parents claim that Semple told some kids he was gonna shoot the place up.
Detective Lennie Briscoe: Did they have any names?
Jack McCoy: Detective, I had just told them that we had to cut Semple loose because of your screw-up. I wasn't about to let them know they knew more than we ...
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Connections

References Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) See more »

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Pretty soon there'll be no distinction between children and adults at all
8 November 2017 | by CeccacciPaolo1977See all my reviews

Two teachers were talking about pupil's grade at lunch time. Suddenly, a shooting occurred at the canteen and all the kids ran away in a hurry. When policemen got in the school, they realized four people were shot dead and other eleven were severely wounded. The perp was a small guy wearing a ninja mask (in a completely black outfit) and someone managed to tape everything with a video camera. Detectives at first thought the shooting could be racially motivated, because the shooter left a black girl alive (a girl who was crying with hands on her face). Anyway, the perp was actually a Caucasian one, a dork just get in the big city from Virginia, very shy and teased everyday by his schoolmates. He's got mental issue that led him to break sister's arm in the past; her mother (Deirdre O'Connell) asserts his state of mind depends on a falling from horse some years back. But to convict him to life prison it takes some important testimony at trial.

Ross is back for the second time as the defense attorney. She manages to make detectives effort useless at trial, against Carmichael opinion. Abby is very stone cold in this episode and she doesn't feel any pity for the boy's grieving mother.


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