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: