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Kennesaw State University confirms student shot, killed on campus

KENNESAW, GA - A promising young life was tragically cut short this past Saturday on the campus of Kennesaw State University (KSU). The victim has been identified as 21-year-old Alasia Franklin, a rising junior at the university.


Franklin, who was studying nursing, was shot and killed in front of the Austin Residence Complex on the Kennesaw Campus. The incident is believed to have stemmed from a dispute.


#AlasiaFranklin was a well-respected member of the KSU community. She was known for her positive and outgoing attitude, and was easy to talk to. She was also a part of the KSU’s Homecoming Court.


The suspect, identified as #SamuelHarris, was located off-campus and detained by Cobb County Police. Harris, who is not a #KSU student, has since been charged with murder, aggravated assault, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.



This tragic event has left the KSU community in shock and mourning. Alasia Franklin’s untimely death is a stark reminder of the urgent need to address issues of campus safety and domestic violence. Our thoughts are with Alasia’s family and friends during this difficult time.


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