Sycamore High School senior Kaleb McCall’s loved ones, coworkers mourn his death

Teen’s father Scott McCall describes his son as ‘kind and selfless.’

Kaleb D. McCall, 17, of Sycamore, had just started his senior year at Sycamore High School when he died after a stabbing Thursday, Sept. 7, 2023. His death is being investigated as a homicide by the Sycamore Police Department, and a classmate, 15, is charged in McCall's death.

“I’m still coming to grips with this, I’m still numb, I’m still in denial.”

—  Sharon McCall, Kaleb McCall’s grandmother.
The Sycamore High School student section stands for a moment of silence before the football game Friday, Sept. 8, 2023, at Sycamore High School to honor the memory of a 17-year-old classmate who was stabbed to death Thursday, Sept. 7, 2023. Another high schooler, 15, is charged in the teen's death.