OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- A high school community is mourning the death of a 16-year-old student. Blue Valley Northwest opened its doors Wednesday night to allow students the chance to grieve the loss if one of their own.
The school sent out a letter to parents identifying Blake Rohrer as the victim of a deadly crash at 175th and Switzer that happened Wednesday afternoon.
The letter invited students who are grieving Blake’s death the chance to come and speak to counselors. A district spokeswoman asked for privacy to allow students a safe place to grieve. Overland Park police say the crash is under investigation, but early reports indicated that it appears speed was a factor in the crash.
That letter to parents said that Blake was very active in the school, taking part in activities like choir. The letter says their hearts go out to Blake’s family. The school also provided a crisis resource at this link.
We will miss Blake Rohrer will pray for him and he'll always be with in spirit we love you blake 😭😭😭😭😢😢😢😢😢😢 once a husky always the husky
— Jackson Forbes (@actionjax13991) March 5, 2015
Praying for the Rohrer family. Just shows how fragile life is 😔 Blake, you will be missed. #nwfamily
— macy (@macybeland) March 5, 2015
Life is so precious- and we lost a precious one today. Blake will be so greatly missed. Keeping the Rohrer family in my thoughts and prayers
— Lexy Moszyk (@T_REXY_Moszyk) March 5, 2015
prayers go out to Blake rohrer's family and friends😔 nobody should lose a life at such young of a age
— samantha louis (@_Samantha_Louis) March 5, 2015
Prayers going out to Blake Rohrer's friends and family. No one should ever have to go through something like this 💙 #NWfamily
— nicky lentsch ✰ (@lentsch_nicky) March 4, 2015