Two teens from an underachieving high school are accused of burning to death a student from a more successful charter school, and Lupo and Bernard suspect that their principal is providing them with a phony alibi.

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Two teens from an underachieving high school are accused of burning to death a student from a more successful charter school, and Lupo and Bernard suspect that their principal is providing them with a phony alibi.

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A grisly case
10 November 2015 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Jeremy Sisto and Anthony Anderson catch one grisly case in this Law And Order story. A young kid who is a promising student in a charter school is attacked and set on fire. A video that was passed around on the cell phones of students provides the opening clues in what Sisto and Anderson need to crack the case.

As it turns out the kids who did this go to a nearby public high school which is on the list of endangered schools from the State Department of Education. No one wants to talk and point any fingers. In addition the school principal Debra Winger stonewalls the investigation from the start.

Winger's is a complex character. She is obviously a dedicated educator with real concerns for her kids. She's also aware of her principal's job being on the line. It causes her to do some really stupid things. The best I can compare her too is Alec Guinness's Colonel Nicholson from The Bridge On The River Kwai whose concern for his men led him to a few stupid things in that film.

In the end it's figuring out the motivations behind the crime and the efforts to salvage one kid that turns the tide for the prosecution.

Highlight of the story is Debra Winger's Grand Jury testimony where she goes into the advantages of the charter schools versus what she has to deal with in a public high school. It's a controversy that will rage for years among educators and politicians.


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