Former Dean of Students to Serve More Than Two Decades for Trying to Kill Student

Shaun Harrison was sentenced to serve between 23 and 26 years for trying to kill an English High School student he was supposed to be a mentor to -- and instead recruited him to sell marijuana in 2015. On May 31st, Harrison was found guilty of armed assault with intent to murder, aggravated assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, unlawful possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony, possession with intent to distribute a Class D substance, and two counts each of unlawful possession of a rifle or shotgun and unlawful possession of ammunition. One day later, Judge Christopher Muse handed down a sentence of 23 to 26 years in state prison followed by five years of probation, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office. As the dean of students at English High School, Shaun Harrison ingratiated himself to an at-risk 17-year-old in 2015. When the teenager's drug sales were lackluster Harrison tried murdering the student. The victim's aunt spoke before Harrison was sentenced.

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Former English High Dean of Students Convicted of Student’s Near-Fatal Shooting

As the dean of students at English High School, Shaun Harrison ingratiated himself to an at-risk 17-year-old -- recruiting him to sell drugs in 2015. When the teenager's drug sales were lackluster Harrison tried murdering the student. On Thursday, a jury found the reverend guilty on charges related to the shooting after barely taking a day to deliberate. On Friday, Shaun O. Harrison, 58, will be sentenced after he was found guilty of armed assault with intent to murder, aggravated assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, unlawful possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony, possession with intent to distribute a Class D substance, and two counts each of unlawful possession of a rifle or shotgun and unlawful possession of ammunition. Harrison's trial lasted a week during which Suffolk County assistant district attorneys proved that from January through March 2015, Harrison had been assigned to help the boy, but instead got him to sell marijuana. And when the boy didn't meet sales expectations, Harrison arranged for the victim to be assaulted in school on March 3, 2015, according to a Suffolk County DA's press release.

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Drugs and guns allegedly found by police at the 18 Pompeii St. home of the Rev. Shaun Harrison.

DA: Former English High Dean Shot Student Over Teen’s Low Pot Sales

A former English High School dean alleged to have been running a drug ring pleaded not guilty Wednesday to shooting a student in the head. Prosecutors say Shaun Harrison, 55, tried to execute a 17-year-old whose pot sales had been lagging. Harrison, most recently dean of students at English, worked at several Boston Public Schools since 2010, according to the Globe. The attempted murder charge led Mayor Marty Walsh to probe Harrison's job history with the schools. That review found that though established protocols were followed with him, tougher standards need to be put in place.

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Drugs and guns allegedly found by police at the 18 Pompeii St. home of the Rev. Shaun Harrison.

Mayor Orders Probe Into Job History of Preacher Accused of Shooting Student

Mayor Marty Walsh announced an internal review of how the Rev. Shaun Harrison, 55, got and kept jobs in the Boston Public schools while he allegedly ran a drug ring. Prosecutors say Harrison tried to kill a 17-year-old, later identified as an English High School student, who had been selling pot for him. Harrison, most recently dean of students at English, worked at several Boston Public Schools since 2010, according to the Globe. "The charges against Shaun Harrison are extremely disturbing and I am greatly concerned because of his role with students at English High School," Walsh said in a statement. "It's critical that, in addition to a criminal investigation, we take a thorough look at his employment within our public school system to ensure that we are taking the necessary steps to protect students throughout the city."

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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.

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