Friends, family gather at Brown Deer H.S. to remember teacher killed

Friends, family gather at Brown Deer H.S. to remember teacher killed

By WTMJ News Team. CREATED Feb 9, 2012

BROWN DEER- 24-year-old Shaun Wild was stabbed to death in suburban Chicago over the weekend and friends and family gathered in Brown Deer Thursday night to remember Shaun's life.

Wild grew up in Brown Deer and TODAY'S TMJ4 reports it has been a steady stream of people walking through the Brown Deer High School doors to remember Wild.

There have been a lot of tears, but a lot of smiles as people remember the man described as positive and passionate.  Hundreds of pictures were display at the school.

The 24-year-old Brown Deer High School graduate was stabbed to death over the weekend in Naperville, Illinois, where he was an elementary school teacher.

Jim Godo is with North Central College, where Wild went to school, was a student athlete, and where students gathered when they heard about what happened to offer the wild family their support.

"Shaun was a great teammate, a great friend and as we understand it a terrific teacher," said Jim Godo, of North Central College.  "I know that you guys lost a son, but I promise that you guys have an entire campus of family that is going to back you up."

Wild was killed trying to break up a bar fight.  27-year-old Daniel Olaska has been charged with his murder.

But Thursday night, loved ones will focus on their family member and friend.  There is one mission in mind, "To celebrate the life of a young man who was lost far too soon," said Jim Godo.