NAPERVILLE, IL is a vibrant community located just outside Chicago. It has topped the list of “Best places to live in America”. Which is probably why so many residents were surprised to hear of the fatal stabbing rampage at a local bar, Frankie’s Blue Room. Around 1am Saturday morning, witnesses say a brawl broke out, leaving teacher Shaun Wild stabbed to death and Willie Hayes along with Tony Hamilton in serious condition.
Shaun Wild was a 24-year-old first year teacher at Spring Brook Elementary School. Faculty, Students, and parents were shocked to hear of his death and saddened by the loss of their beloved teacher. The Principal, Dave Worst, even posted a touching tribute to Shaun on the schools website. A fund has been set up on the Shaun Wild memorial Facebook page.
Willie Hayes is a student at North Central College as well as the bar’s employee and Tony Hamilton, Director of School and Community Relations for Lemont High School. According to the news sources, Hayes is currently at Edward Hospital fighting for his life and the Hamilton was treated and released.
Police authorities announced they have a suspect in custody. Daniel J. Olaska, 27, was arrested and charged with two counts of attempted murder and one count of first degree murder. He appeared in court on Sunday and the judge set a $3M bond, which is the tone for what’s to come. The truly unbelievable part of this story is that Olaska allegedly admitted to stabbing the men, because beer was being sipped out of a wine glass. While his family and friends are stunned, obviously there was deep-rooted anger brewing inside.
What a senseless violent crime, especially at a place where people go to unwind and enjoy a weekend out. Was this brawl worth it to him..he will likely spend his life in prison. This is an important lesson for all…think before you act, one bad decision can change your life forever.
While Naperville has had very few violent crimes in recent years, this adds to the theory that there has been an increase in crime throughout the city and suburbs. Bank robberies, home invasions, armed robberies, shootings and now stabbings. What needs to be done to stop the violence? I say we have a forum where residents can submit their ideas.
Reports that the economy and job market is getting better would make us believe crime should be down. Is this all a false sense of security? Have more people just run out of their unemployment and become desperate, or is this due to the heightened use of drugs? Whatever the case, this needs to get under control.
It’s as though we have stepped back into the uncivilized world of the past. Is this what the mystery of 2012 really is all about? This all reminds me of the futuristic movies, showing humans out-of-control putting no value on life. Let’s hope this is not the case.
There is never a reason to kill anyone over a senseless feud. Respect life and it will respect you. Such a tragic outcome for the families, friends, colleagues and students of the victims.
SAY NO TO VIOLENCE….AND YES TO ENDING CRIME. PLEASE SHARE THIS POST WITH YOUR FRIENDS IF YOU AGREE. WE MUST BOND TOGETHER TO PUT A STOP TO THESE SENSELESS CRIMES.
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