Shaun Harrison, 58, from Boston has been given a sentence of 26 years in prison after an attempted murder of a 17-year-old in 2015. Harrison was a former English High School dean and widely known as 'Rev' by the students for his pastor like behavior and fight against violence.
According to reports, Harrison had a hidden side and while he was lecturing teens to stir clear of drugs and gangs, he was also boasting about his criminal connections and the drugs and guns he had in his possession. Over time, Harrison recruited teens to sell marijuana on his behalf inside the school he worked in.
After Harrison discovered that one of the teens he had enlisted for selling drugs did not sell as much drugs as he was supposed to, he allegedly attempted to kill him. The victim, then 17-year-old Luis Rodriguez, walked with Harrison on a snowy street when Harrison allegedly pulled out a 0.380 pistol, shot the teen in the back of the head and left him for dead.
Rodriguez did not die from his injuries but was able to crawl on the snow and flag a car to help him. During his stay in the hospital Rodriguez said the word "Rev" and let authorities know of the man who tried to kill him.
Harrison was arrested in 2015, two months after he arrived at the English High School, and denied the allegations against him. The judge did not believe Harrison when he claimed he was innocent, as surveillance footage showed the two walking together in the day in question when one of them suddenly ran away. After a trial that lasted for three years, Harrison was sentenced to 26 years on prison for assault and additional charges.