A Naperville, Ill. man has been charged and ordered held on $3 million bond in the stabbing death of an elementary school teacher and the wounding of two others at an area bar early Saturday.
Daniel Olaska, 27, of the 1500 block of Fox Hill Drive in Naperville, was charged with first-degree murder and two separate counts of attempted murder in the altercation that killed Shaun Wild, 24, a first-year second-grade teacher at Spring Brook Elementary School, at Frankie's Blue Room, the Naperville Sun reports.
According to the Sun, Wild had attempted to intervene at the nightclub when his friend and former North Central College football teammate William Hayes III was being taunted for wearing a tight shirt shortly before 1 a.m. Saturday. When Wild tried to stop the argument, he was reportedly stabbed in upper abdomen.
Assistant state's attorney Tim Diamond told the Chicago Tribune the altercation began because Olaska was drinking beer out of a wine glass. Hayes was reportedly stabbed in the chest and another man at the bar who tried to intervene -- a bouncer at the club -- was stabbed in the arm.
Both Hayes and the third victim were treated at Edward Hospital in Naperville and have since been released.
According to ABC Chicago, Olaska and Hayes were attending a birthday party at the club the night of the altercation.
Hundreds gathered Saturday night for a vigil in Wild's honor as Hal Wilde, North Central College president, described him as "a teammate in every sense of that word, already a great teacher, killed in a senseless tragedy," ABC reports.
North Central head football coach John Thorne described Wild as having "this sparkle and this fire in his eyes," the Daily Herald reports.
"He had this kindness in his heart and he always could make people smile and laugh," Thorne continued.
According to Naperville Patch, the DuPage County State's Attorney's Office had asked for Olaska's bond to be set at $5 million, but his attorney Earl Grinbarg asked for a bond of $1 million. The judge found Olaska to be a danger to the community because of the severity of the crime.