Charges dropped against Fenger football coach after teen fight

November 16, 2011 3:04:57 PM PST
A Fenger High School football coach is back on the field after charges filed against him in connection with a teen fight were ''unsubstantiated,'' according to Chicago Public Schools.

All charges of misdemeanor assault were dropped against Cassius Chambers in connection with an attack on Darion Jones, a 16-year-old Fenger student who lost his prosthetic eye and a tooth the fight. Chambers and another coach were accused of driving the offenders to the boy's home after Jones was accused of stealing a pair of flip-flops.

School officials released a statement Wednesday, "CPS takes allegations of misconduct by its employees very seriously. When the matter came to our attention, CPS immediately launched an investigation and removed the coaches from their positions pending the completion of the investigation. The investigation came back unsubstantiated and all criminal charges have been dropped. Both coaches will be returned to their respective schools in the same capacity."

One teen faces a misdemeanor charge.

Jones' mother denies her son took the flip-flops.

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