Prosecutors: Reverend With Ties to English High Ran Drug Ring

Suffolk County prosecutors aim to prove that The Rev. Shaun O. Harrison, 55, who since fall has been dean of students at Jamaica Plain’s English High School, attempted to execute a 17-year-old he had tried to recruit into his drug ring.

Police say the teen suffered non life-threatening injuries in the 7:13 p.m. Tuesday shooting in the area of 100 Magazine St.

Prosecutors fleshed out that allegation at Harrison’s arraignment on Thursday. They say Harrison lured the teen to his apartment with promises of weed and girls, then shot him in the back of the head.

A judge held Harrison on $250,000 bail. He faces charges of armed assault with attempt to murder, aggravated assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and gun charges.

Prosecutors laid out the shocking theory that Harrison ran a marijuana sales ring. Three other men were arraigned Thursday on related charges.

Harrison lists on his LinkedIn profile that he has been dean of students at the school since October.

Prosecutors confirm Harrison has been fired from Boston Public Schools.

[Editor’s note: We have removed a paragraph, sourced to the Herald, which made an inaccurate claim that Harrison was co-founder of the Ten Point Coalition. As of this writing the Herald had merely deleted the wrong information instead of putting in an editor’s note.]