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Boston Student, Shot By Dean Who Had Him Deal Drugs In 2015, Sues District

The Boston school system is being sued by a former student who was shot in the head in 2015 by a dean at English High School in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood. The dean had recruited him to deal drugs. (Elise Amendola/AP)
The Boston school system is being sued by a former student who was shot in the head in 2015 by a dean at English High School in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood. The dean had recruited him to deal drugs. (Elise Amendola/AP)

The Boston school system is being sued by a former student who was shot in the head in 2015 by a dean at a high school who had recruited him to deal drugs.

WGBH-FM reported Thursday that Luis Angel Rodriguez is asking for $5 million.

The federal suit says the district's negligence led to the student's "severe emotional distress, psychiatric injury, facial scarring, facial paralysis, hearing loss and other injuries."

Rodriguez was shot by Shaun Harrison, a dean of English High School.

Prosecutors say Harrison recruited Rodriguez to sell pot, but was apparently upset over poor sales.

Harrison was convicted in June of assault with intent to murder and other charges and sentenced to as many as 26 years in prison.

A schools spokesman says the district does not comment on pending litigation.

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