Naperville, District 204 School Teacher Shaun Wild Stabbed to Death; Daniel Olaska Charged with Murder


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Frankie’s Blue Room is located on the second floor with two other bars in the same building.

Naperville police and firefighter/paramedics responded just before 1:00 a.m. Saturday to a report of three stabbing victims at Frankie’s Blue Room, 16 W. Chicago Ave. Upon arrival, Naperville police and firefighter/paramedics discovered three victims with stab wounds that were reported to be received inside the Naperville bar.

Indian Prairie Unit District 204 teacher Shaun Wild, 24, and a resident of Brown Deer, Wisconsin died from his stab wounds. Witnesses report that Wild was attempting to protect a friend and former teammate nicknamed “Willie” — two-year North Central College All-Conference defensive end William Hayes III.


Daniel Olaska (police photo).

Inside Frankie’s Blue Room, Daniel Olaska, 27, had been taunting Hayes for wearing a tight shirt. Near the dance floor, Hayes was apparently attacked first, and Shaun Wild attempted to stop the attack and was allegedly stabbed in the upper abdomen and possibly the heart by Daniel Olaska, 27.

Twenty-two-year-old William Hayes III, of Lemont, Illinois, remains hospitalized after surgery in fair condition and is expected to recover.

A bouncer was also injured during the attack, but was treated and released.

Daniel Olaska was arrested at the scene, and is scheduled to appear in DuPage County bond court Sunday.

The stabbing early Saturday occurred almost one year after a stabbing at the Blackfinn American Saloon in Naperville at about 1:30 a.m. Sunday, March 6, 2011 (See The Cardinal Stabbing at Blackfinn American Saloon on Jefferson Ave, Naperville: Adam Hearn Arrested).

Shaun Wild, was a star punter and kicker for the North Central Cardinals football team from 2008-2010. He began teaching at Spring Brook Elementary School in Naperville this school year.



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Shaun Wild was murdered only a block from North Central College’s football stadium – Benedetti-Wehrli Stadium.

See also …
North Central Cardinals 2010 Football Roster
Shaun Wild #36

NIU Huskies Roster
Shaun Wild #93


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