Word: R.I.P. Jasmine Lynn

On Sept. 3, Spelman College sophomore Jasmine Lynn was struck and killed by a stray bullet while walking with friends through Clark Atlanta University’s campus. The 3.8-GPA student was the first person in her family to attend college.

“She was very fun and bubbly, always making a lot jokes. … Anybody that you ask would say the same thing about her. She didn’t come here for this.”

— Sydney Robinson, a Spelman senior, in the Sept. 3 AJC

“Jasmine was a conqueror. A mover and a shaker, a jetsetter and a go-getter. This is heartbreaking … to find a lady who cared so much about life … to leave so early.”

— Sgt. Herman Brown, Lynn’s ROTC instructor at Lincoln Prep in Kansas City, Mo., [http://www.fox4kc.com/wdaf-jasmine-lynn-student-killed-090309,0,212786.story|to WDAF-TV/Channel 4

“Comical, loving, nurturing ... I’m numb. … For me, as a low-income single mother, Lynn going to college was an honor. That was an honor.”

— Constance Franklin, Lynn’s mother, [http://www.kctv5.com/news/20703013/detail.html|to KCTV-TV/Channel 5

“We love you Spelman Sister. I may have crossed your path and never even knew. I may have never seen your face. But, you are my little Spelman Sister and you will forever be in my heart.”

— Commenter "glj" on the Speak Up, Spelman! blog]