Links Roundup: Remembering Olijawon Griffin

Friends and family remembered Olijawon Griffin today and shared their grief in news reports on his death. Griffin was killed in a stabbing at Woodley Park Metro station early Saturday morning.

WUSA spoke with friends and family of the slain teen, who was a graduate of Sherwood High School in Montgomery County, where he’d been a standout football player.

The Washington Post spoke to William M. Gregory, the principal of Sherwood:

The principal said that Griffin “cared about the school, his family, the people inside the school.” He was “dedicated to Sherwood,” a school oriented toward its neighborhood and community, Gregory said.

Michael Miehl, who taught Griffin in chemistry class, said he was “a good young man.” Miehl described Griffin as a student who was respectful and showed an interest in the subject. “He enjoyed our labs and demos,” Miehl said.

MyFoxDC spoke to shaken Metro riders about the incident:

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