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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 consensual 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 spent the past 7 out of his 13 years in education at H-F High School. 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.

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