First and foremost, I want to send a big thank you to all the AUC and Spelman students and my loyal readers who sent in pics of Jasmine Lynn.
Jasmine Lynn loved school so much, her mother said, it was hard to believe she died not far from the university she had dreamed of going to since seventh grade.
She was 802 miles away from her home in Kansas City, Mo., the first in her family to go to college.
Now just two weeks into her sophomore year, police said, she was killed early Thursday walking near Spelman College.
“I never in a million years would’ve thought she’d be killed at school,” said her mother, Constance Franklin.
The 19-year-old psychology major was struck by a stray bullet, the victim of the kind of senseless violence she might have healed some day.
She came to Atlanta to make her family proud.
“She had a big heart,” said her grandmother Carolyn Williams. “She loved people, and people loved her.”
Thursday her Kansas City home was filled with friends and family trading stories about Jasmine — how much she loved school, adored her grandmother and hated polka dots.
In the 24 hours since Jasmine was slain, Franklin and Williams have not been alone. Read more...