In the Jura, 48 hours after the terrible accident that claimed the lives of four high school students, it’s time for meditation. After the amazement, everyone tries to find the words to cope, and support the families.
Flowers. From hearts. Sentences written with emotion, in color. At the entrance to the Paul-Emile Victor high school in Champagnole in the Jura, a white marquee has been installed. High school students, staff, families or anonymous can come and leave a farewell note.
Nathan, Sarah, Natasha, Noah
under the names of four young people tragically missing, words are hard to find. The emotional shock is always present for these young teenagers who have lost friends and classmates. Wednesday, January 19 around 5 p.m., the car where five high school students were dived in the lake of chalain, probably due to the ice.
In this high school of 700 students, the psychological support unit set up on the evening of the tragedy will continue to operate. “Since it was opened, it has been extremely busy, individually, in small groups, at boarding school, in the evening until late. It also works by phone, we call back students who are not currently in the establishment” says Stephane Arru, The director.
Classes were maintained free students to address these disappearances that brutally bereave an entire establishment.
I came to lay four roses
In front of the school, parents wanted to be there. “My son knew victims. They are children of 15, 16, 17 years old. It’s a tragedy for them, to live that, it’s not possible. We can see that they are touched, marked, there are no words” testifies a dad who came who wanted to bring his presence. “I came to give my sympathy to all these families, because each of us can identify with them. We are all parents, grandpa, grandma, it was important for me to come” says a woman who came to lay some flowers.
Our village is in mourning… It’s very violent, too violent…Bruno Ragot, mayor of Châtelneuf
AT Chatelneuf, a small town in the Jura 140 inhabitants, the death of Natacha, 19, is on everyone’s mind. “140 inhabitants, it’s a family” explains the mayor. “The town is in a state of complete amazement. It is a great dismay. We are facing the void. People don’t know what to say. They carry their sadness” entrusts moved Bruno Ragot faced with the tragedy that occurred this week.
The four victims of the accident at Lac de chalain were between 15 and 19 years old. Nicolas, a teenager, managed to get out of the car, before giving the alert. He was to be auditioned this Friday by the investigators. His hearing was postponed because of his condition, said Lionel Pascal, the public prosecutor. The bodies of the young victims will be examined before being returned to their families.
According to the school principal Paul-Emile Victor, a tribute to the four victims should be organized soon. The terms are not yet determined.