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By adamg - 2/25/22 - 2:04 pm
Harrison about to shoot Rodriguez

BPS not to blame for what Harrison, at the back of this line of people, would do moments later.

A federal judge today dismissed a former English High School student's suit against BPS for the injuries he suffered when a counselor at the school shot him in the back of the head and left him for dead on Magazine Street in Newmarket Square in 2015, saying that BPS did nothing that would have led to the attempted murder. Read more.

By adamg - 9/13/21 - 9:22 am

Jamaica Plain News reports on the anniversary next month of the nation's oldest public high school.

By adamg - 12/4/19 - 1:39 pm

WFXT reports on the situation at English High School in Jamaica Plain and the O'Bryant School and Madison Park, next to each other in Roxbury. The schools were put in "safe" mode," in which students and teachers try to go on with their days normally even as all external doors are locked to keep people out; the schools are now back to regular mode.

By adamg - 5/13/19 - 2:26 pm

Luis Rodriguez, who now lives in Framingham, is suing Boston Public Schools and current Cedar Junction inmate Shaun Harrison over the way Harrison shot Rodriguez and left him to die out of fear the then English High School student would reveal Harrison's pot-dealing operation at the school. Read more.

By adamg - 6/1/18 - 11:36 am

A Suffolk Superior Court judge today sentenced Shaun Harrison to 23 to 26 years in state prison after his conviction yesterday for trying to murder a teen who no longer wanted to sell marijuana for him, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 12/16/17 - 9:36 pm
Statue and mural in English High School lobby

If you stand in just the right spot in the English High School lobby, it sure looks like the astronaut is giving the classical warrior some bunny ears.

By adamg - 10/4/17 - 11:54 pm

At a forum tonight, Mayor Marty Walsh said he would spend the next four years building on what he said were the successes of his first term, while challenger and City Councilor Tito Jackson said he would take more aggressive steps to make Boston a better place. Read more.

By adamg - 9/26/16 - 8:07 pm

Brighton High School and Excel High School in South Boston have joined English High School on a list of schools performing badly enough on state standardized tests to warrant warnings the state could consider taking them over if BPS doesn't do enough to turn them around. Read more.

By adamg - 9/2/16 - 7:20 pm

Shaun Harrison, a former counselor at English High School had been scheduled to go on trial Oct. 17 on charges he shot a student in the head for not selling enough of Harrison's marijuana.

Read more.

By adamg - 2/20/16 - 7:58 pm
Sunset over English High School in Jamaica Plain

Clay Harper watched the sun go down over English High in Jamaica Plain today.

More photos of the evening's sky activity: Read more.

By adamg - 1/28/16 - 8:46 am

Boston Police report arresting a 17-year-old they say got into English High around noon with an unloaded gun. Read more.

By adamg - 11/30/15 - 7:44 am

The Globe takes a look at rising test scores and a new sense of optimism at the long beleaguered school.

By adamg - 5/6/15 - 4:43 pm

Shaun Harrison, 55, a minister and counselor in Boston schools, was ordered held in lieu of $400,000 today at his arraignment on charges of armed assault with intent to murder, aggravated assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, two counts of unlawful possession of a firearm, two counts of unlawful possession of ammunition, possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony ... Read more.

By adamg - 3/24/15 - 11:23 pm

WBUR reports on a BPS report that found school officials followed their own protocols for disciplining Shaun Harrison before he allegedly shot a student selling pot for him, but that that may not have been enough.

By adamg - 3/9/15 - 6:07 pm

The day he allegedly shot a male student, Shaun Harrison was fired from his job at English High School for pushing a female student involved in an altercation at the school two days earlier, Mayor Walsh's office says.

Walsh this afternoon released a snapshot of the city's initial investigation into Rev. Shaun Harrison's work record in the Boston Public Schools from the time he was first hired as a youth mentor at the South Boston Education Complex under an external grant in 2005 to his firing last week.

By adamg - 3/9/15 - 10:46 am

Mayor Walsh this morning announced "a comprehensive internal inquiry of the employment history of Shaun Harrison" by the BPS department of labor relations.

By adamg - 3/5/15 - 8:33 am

Shaun Harrison, 55, is scheduled for arraignment this morning on charges he shot a 17-year-old at 100 Magazine St. around 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Boston Police and the Suffolk County District Attorney's office report. Read more.

By mythicflow - 10/9/13 - 8:00 pm

WriteBoston's Writing Center at English High School in Jamaica Plain is looking for volunteer tutors to help students develop their writing skills.

From WriteBoston's website:

By adamg - 6/24/12 - 11:10 am

The Globe takes a long look at the JP high school on the departure of the dynamic young principal hired to turn the school around, only he didn't.

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