(BOSTON) — A former high school dean and anti-violence advocate nicknamed “Rev” for his pastor-like influence faces up to 20 years in prison for shooting and nearly killing a student he had recruited to sell marijuana for him.
“Shaun Harrison was really a fraud, he was living a lie, and it was clearly exposed in this case,” District Attorney Dan Conley said Thursday. “Not only was he not a man of God or a role model for young people, he manipulated them in a way that was terribly offensive.”
Harrison, who had worked as a dean at Boston English High School for five years, recruited 17-year-old Luis Rodriguez to sell marijuana for him at the school and shot him on March 3, 2015, because he believed the student was not generating enough sales and withholding money.
Rodriguez, now 20, testified that he came from a dysfunctional family and trusted Harrison, who students nicknamed “Rev.”
“He was my counselor. I went to him for everything,” Rodriguez said during the two-week trial.