Student shot and killed on college campus

KENNESAW, GA – A 21-year-old female student was fatally shot at Kennesaw State University (KSU) on May 18, following a dispute near the Austin Residence complex, as mentioned in a statement issued by the university. KSU identified the deceased as Alasia Franklin.

The incident occurred at 4 p.m., prompting the school’s police department to issue a ‘secure in place’ order due to potential armed intrusion. The alert was eliminated around 45 minutes later.

The accused, Samuel Harris, faces charges of murder, aggravated assault, as well as possessing a firearm during the crime execution. University officials clarified that Harris is not a KSU student. As of now, Harris is being kept at the Cobb County jail without bail. No plea has been entered, and the suspect’s attorney information remains unavailable.

The university extended its deepest condolences towards Franklin’s family and friends, stating it’s a highly distressing period. KSU President Kathy S. Schwaig conveyed the sentiment in the announcement.

Franklin’s father, Bobby, noted his daughter’s ambition to become a nurse practitioner as a rising junior at KSU. Surrounded by grief, Bobby felt at a loss for words, expressing that the incident had left him with a feeling of having his heart torn from his chest.

Senior Anthony Harrison, a friend of Alasia, stated that she woke up to gunshots. She found Franklin on the ground and called 911. The university says it is providing support and help to those affected by this tragic incident.