Tribute to Breana Rouhselang at Mishawaka Board of School Trustees meeting

MISHAWAKA, Ind. -- At a meeting, The Mishawaka Board of School Trustees held a moment of silence for slain teen Breana Rouhselang, with a prayer by President of the Board, Richard Currey.

Currey said the following:

We’ll begin this evening with a moment of silent prayer for Breana Rouhselang, her unborn child, her family, and all of the others who have been affected by this tragic event.

A terrible thing has happened. A heartbreaking loss that has shaken all of us and is inflicting a tremendous amount of pain. But, it’s important to remember that we feel this pain because we care. Care not only for ourselves and our families, but for each other. And that capacity to care that causes so much pain can also be a source of great strength. Strength that can be used to deal with our grief for what has been lost and can’t be restored. But also the strength to look forward, to use the personal influence and gifts we each have to make things better for each other.

This is especially true for those of us in education to whom our community entrusts its children to help them become caring, responsible adults. This is a unique and sobering responsibility. When we teach, we literaly hold the future in our hands.

So let us join our hands as we offer our silent prayers for the lives that have been lost and the lives that have ripped apart, and also use this opportunity to reflect on how each of us personally and professionally be the best people we can be so we can support others in becoming the best people we can be.

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