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H-F Teacher Found Dead at Home

The teacher was discovered dead Tuesday afternoon during a well-being check, according to police reports.

Credit: H-F High School
Credit: H-F High School

Homewood-Flossmoor High School teacher Kevin Wall was found dead on Tuesday in his Homewood apartment.

Police discovered Wall's body while conducting a well-being check. According to police reports, he was found in the bath with signs of trauma to his right wrist.

Wall was recently the subject of a police investigation involving allegations that he was having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old male H-F senior, according to a police report.

The school declined to comment on the investigation or Wall's employment status at the time of his death explaining that it was a personnel matter. 

Students were notified of Wall’s death Wednesday morning, and H-F High School has issued the following statement:

“Our school crisis team has been assembled and counselors are available to assist our students and staff through this difficult time and for as long as necessary.”

The 49-year-old English and Drama teacher had been at H-F High School for 9 years. He held a Master's degree from Loyola University in Chicago.

Despite the controversy surrounding Wall's final days, he is remembered by many in the community as a transformative instructor.

Wall’s cause of death has not yet been determined, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.

A letter with more information will be sent home with H-F students today, according to PR Director Jodi Bryant.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to all impacted by this tragedy,” she said.

Niite Starr December 17, 2013 at 03:50 PM
I understand that what he may have done was wrong..., but so many people do wrong. I bet every single person in this world has done something they regret, or will do things they will regret. I know for a fact that I have, but who knows about him? All that happened was an investigation, information was never released if it was true or not. I understand many people's frustration. However, I don't feel everyone should beat him down over one thing. Yes, it might have happened (if I'm not mistaken, no absolute information was released) and yes, it's not a small thing he's being accused of. But we need to look past a lot of things to see a persons true colors.
Hermes Birkin December 17, 2013 at 07:33 PM
I'm shocked by so many of you. Kevin was a good teacher, ok. Kevin abused his position and took advantage of a student, not ok. How great of a teacher he was is erased when it comes to him violating a child. But he was a great teacher... Who really cares? There's a child who's suffering now as a result an adult.
Evelyn December 20, 2013 at 08:27 PM
It would seem that people take advantage of others all the time, Hermes. Some use people for money. Some for advancement. It's amazing how many ways people hurt and use one another. I don't understand why you think the entire, complex person that was this man could be completely erased by this mistake. I suggest all of us look in the mirror. What are our misdeeds that we ask forgiveness for? Whom have we used and not apologized to? I suppose that is a good thing to think about now, ask forgiveness before the opportunity passes us by.

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