Former high school dean Shaun Harrison, 58, has been found guilty in one of the most bizarre and disturbing criminal cases in Boston. Harrison was an anti-violence advocate that the students called “the Rev.” He turned out to be a drug dealer who shot a student who was selling pot for him.
Harrison was a dean at Boston English High School for five years. During that time, he supplemented his salary with drug sales and used Luis Rodriguez, 17, to sell the pot at the school. Harrison was reportedly upset that Rodriguez was skimming profits and not making enough sales.
Harrison shot Rodriguez on March 3, 2015 when the two met at a gas station for Harrison to deliver some drugs. Instead, Harrison shot Rodriguez in the back of the head under his right ear. It was an amazing lucky shot for Rodriguez if getting shot in the head can ever be lucky. It missed the carotid artery but broke his jawbone.
Harrison was found guilty of all charges, including armed assault with intent to murder.
Kudos: Professor Roger E. Schechter