North Central College responds to Olaska guilty verdict

Updated 3/11/2015 11:49 PM

Naperville's North Central College released a statement late Wednesday in response to the DuPage County jury's conviction of Daniel Olaska in the stabbing murder of North Central College alumnus Shaun Wild.

Below is the statement in full.


"Today a verdict was reached in the case involving the Feb. 4, 2012, death of 2011 North Central College alumnus Shaun Wild and injury of 2012 alumnus William Hayes III.

The loss in 2012 of such a highly respected former student and gifted educator brought together members of our College family in a profound and shared grief. Shaun was devoted to his students and he personified our mission to prepare informed, involved, principled and productive citizens and leaders.

With today's conclusion it is our sincere desire that the North Central College community and all who were affected by these events continue on the path of healing.

We appreciate the tremendous effort provided by the Naperville Police Department and the assistant state's attorney's office throughout the legal proceedings.

Our thoughts and prayers remain with Shaun's family, North Central College classmates, teammates, faculty, staff and coaches, Indian Prairie School District 204 co-workers, and all who knew him.

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