Hoffs and Penhall are sent to an inner city school to investigate a drive by shooting. At the same time a new principal arrives. And he is determined to fix the place by taking a hard line that borders on the suppression of civil rights. He even makes Penhall, one of his "personal security force".
Did You Know?
Many of the actions and reforms undertaken by Principal Gordon Brooks would in fact be illegal in most U.S. public schools. While principals can and do search student lockers, no principal has the authority to randomly expel students for minor offenses, fire teachers, or order drug tests. Such actions usually require hearings and referendums, sometimes very lengthy in nature, held before county and school board officials. See more
In the DVD version and syndicated reruns, the song that played during the cold opening scene in the original 1989 airing has been replaced. This is evident as the new song's lyrics reference Andy Garcia
's role in The Godfather: Part III
, Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes
's arson incident which did not occur until 1994 and the group Kris Kross
who did not debut until 1992. See more