Dean at Boston high school arrested, accused of shooting student in the head

Posted at 2:21 PM, Mar 06, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-06 16:21:53-05

By Stephanie Gallman


(CNN) — A dean at a Boston public high school has been fired after he allegedly shot one of his students execution-style.

In addition to his work as “dean of academy” at English High School, Shaun Harrison ran a marijuana distribution enterprise, Suffolk County Assistant District Attorney David Bradley said in a news release.

His victim was a 17-year old student he’d allegedly hired to sell marijuana for him, Bradley said at an arraignment hearing Thursday.

Bradley said the two left Harrison’s residence Tuesday evening and were walking along a street when a dispute arose. Harrison then “produced a handgun, pointed it at the back of the victim’s head, and fired,” the release said.

Surveillance footage, which police have not released, captured the incident.

The teen, whom police have yet to identify, is expected to survive his injuries, the release said.

Harrison was arraigned on charges of armed assault with intent to murder, aggravated assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

Harrison, who was once a reverend affiliated with a Dorchester, Massachusetts, church, also faces multiple weapons charges.

He has pleaded not guilty.

Harrison was released on $250,000 bail and is under house arrest. He has been ordered to “stay away and have no contact with the victim” and wear a GPS monitor, the release said.

He is scheduled to be back in court on April 6.

CNN’s Aaron Cooper, Chuck Johnston and Alexandra Field contributed to this report.

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