Man Stabbed at Naperville Bar Released from Hospital

Willie Hayes suffered a stab wound to the chest during an apparent bar fight

By Christian Farr
|  Monday, Feb 6, 2012  |  Updated 8:03 PM CDT
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School Mourns Slaying of Teacher

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Second grade teacher Shaun Wild was fatally stabbed during a weekend bar fight.
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One of three men stabbed over the weekend during an alleged bar fight in Naperville has been released from the hospital.

Willie Hayes, a senior at North Central College who suffered a stab wound to the chest, was released from Naperville Edward Hospital less than two days after the incident, a hospital spokesman said.

Hayes was among two others stabbed, one fatally, early Saturday at Frankie's Blue Room, police said.

Daniel Olaska, 27, was arrested and charged that afternoon with one count of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted first-degree murder in the incident. Bail was set at $3 million, and Olaska's next court date is scheduled for March 5.

The DuPage County State's Attorney's Office on Sunday said that at some point Olaska allegedly was involved in a verbal altercation with victims Shaun Wild and Hayes. The fight reportedly was sparked by a comment about Olaska drinking beer from a wine glass.

The State's Attorney says Olaska allegedly stabbed Hayes by a table and left the table with Wild following him. Olaska is accused of allegedly stabbing Wild to death and stabbing employee Rafael Castenada as well.

Spring Brook Elementary School on Monday honored second-grade teacher Wild.

"Mr. Wild -- we have lost someone special," the sign outside the school reads. "Our deepest sympathy, your Spring Brook family."

Principal Dave Worst, who hired Wild before the 2011 school year, said Monday he considered Wild a friend.

"Shaun was one of those people that everybody who met him was a better person because of that," Worst said. "He was a great teacher. He was a great person. He was a great friend."

"It was his first year here, but it felt like Shaun had been with us a long time."

Naperville Mayor A. George Pradel said the incident has brought city reps "to our knees as we realize how tragedy can strike in a matter of seconds."

"Naperville is a community that reacts to tragedy with deep love and concern," Pradel said in a statement. "This morning the second grade class at Spring Brook Elementary has no teacher. Our hearts are broken and our thoughts and prayers go out to all those who mourn with us as we face rebuilding our lives together.”

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