all charges dropped against the kid who fought back

Vindication! Meet Jack Kang. He's the 15-year-old student at Keswick High School who faced expulsion and criminal charges for fighting back against a classmate who was racially abusing him during gym class: Meet Keswick's Karate Kid. Thankfully, this week, the Crown dropped all charges against him: School fight over slur ends quietly.

The kid taunted him ("fucking Chinese") and punched him the mouth, so Jack -- a black belt in tae kwon do -- fought back... and broke the other kid's nose. Considering the circumstances, charges never should have been brought against him in the first place.

In a short few weeks, Jack has gone from facing a criminal record and expulsion, to being hailed as a hero whose mistreatment led 400 of his fellow students to walk out of class in protest, forced a police force to admit it had mishandled his case, and got his suspension revoked.

On Tuesday, the Crown concluded it wasn't in the public interest to prosecute the case, nor was there a reasonable prospect of conviction. Now, with the assault charge dropped and apologies from both sides, the kid can finally put this all behind him and go back to worrying about normal high school stuff.

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