Other mistake: When the police first arrive at the school, one of the terrorists appears to fire a .50 caliber machine gun at the front of the squad car, causing minimal damage. If that were true, the entire car would have been torn to shreads. I was in the US Army, and have fired the M2 .50 caliber machine gun. The rounds for one of these are big and heavy; they can shoot down aircraft, or destroy armor plated vehicles.
Revealing mistake: At the beginning of the film when a Judge is thrown out of the airplane, you can see a parachute is attached to him.
Dean Parker: I'm not going to expel you. Three schools have done that and it's obviously done nothing for your character... I'm going to do much worse. I am going to keep you here until you graduate. It'll probably take years at this rate.
William "Billy" Tepper: I might wear you out before then.
Dean Parker: Oh don't you worry about wearing me out. I'm going to wear you out.
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