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Understanding the conjugation 危のう

That's ウ音便, and the explanation provided in this answer seems difficult to improve upon. 「ウ音便」, in the simplest terms possible, is the dropping of the "k" consonant from the 連用形 (...
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What is 「おけなかった」in this sentence? 『風紀を乱しまくる私たちを 野放しにしておけなかったんだ』

It's the potential verb of おく, "to leave" 私たちを野放しにしておけなかった could not leave us running loose (doing as we please).
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