During the night from Saturday to Sunday, around 1 am, a dramatic traffic accident occurred in Saint-Privat-des-Vieux. It caused the tragic death of Adrien Couffin, 36, a father and professor of physics and chemistry at Le Mourion college, in Villeneuve-lez-Avignon.
The death of this beloved teacher is a shock. In social networks, where the sad news was released yesterday, many parents had a word of condolence for the teacher: ” He was my daughter’s favorite teacher who had him again this year”, “3 years ago he was my oldest daughter’s classroom teacher. She adored him. In apprenant la triste nouvelle elle a été bouleversée », « Mon fils l’a eu plusieurs années et il n’est pas un elève « facile », he told me that dans son cours il se satait compris… il l’apréciait beaucoup » , ” So sad! He was “the best teacher of his entire life”, word of my children, 13 years old. They will surely miss him and never forget him “…
In an email sent yesterday, the university said: A listening unit of the Rector’s Office and the Academic Inspection has been set up to attend to the staff and students in the early afternoon. »
Adrien Couffin was also the academic co-secretary of Sud Éducation and a delegate of the local union Sud Solidaires. Several activists and personalities who met him regularly at demonstrations also spoke yesterday. Geneviève Sabathé of the action group Bagnols-Insumise said on social media: He had joined the Popular Union of Gard Rhodanien just before the presidency (…) He attended the Monday meetings of the Bagnols insoumise action group and He was so kind, so benevolent, so generous (…) Adrien had a taste for other people’s happiness. He couldn’t imagine enjoying his own without fighting for the happiness of the downtrodden. This tragic world took hold of him, of his enthusiasm, of his fervor, of his passion to change what harms us. »
Morgan Buisson, municipal councilor of Villeneuve-lez-Avignon, also reacted: “ I associate my moved thoughts with those of the students that I accompanied yesterday and who described me as a beloved, committed, and passionate teacher. I think of his loved ones and all the faculty who, with Adrien Couffin, lost a person of great value. »