Kindergartener suspended from school for allegedly making terroristic threat

MODESTO (KTXL)-- The parents of a five-year-old boy in Modesto are upset their son was suspended for a day after refusing to take off his backpack.

Jackson Riley had told his teacher there was a bomb inside his backpack.

Jackson's school, Great Valley Charter School, sent his parents a letter saying he was suspended for his intent to "threaten, intimidate or harass others."

School administrators later changed the letter to apply to a school code saying he made terrorist threats, but that code only applies to students in the fourth through 12th grades.

Jackson's parents argue he's just five years old and was just playing around. They say they don't want anything on their child's file saying he was suspended for making terrorist threats.

The school declined to comment Tuesday.

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The parents of a five-year-old boy in Modesto, California  are upset their son was suspended for a day after he refused to take off his backpack, saying there was a bomb in his backpack.
The parents of a five-year-old boy in Modesto, California  are upset their son was suspended for a day after he refused to take off his backpack, saying there was a bomb in his backpack.
The parents of a five-year-old boy in Modesto, California  are upset their son was suspended for a day after he refused to take off his backpack, saying there was a bomb in his backpack.
The parents of a five-year-old boy in Modesto, California  are upset their son was suspended for a day after he refused to take off his backpack, saying there was a bomb in his backpack.
The parents of a five-year-old boy in Modesto, California  are upset their son was suspended for a day after he refused to take off his backpack, saying there was a bomb in his backpack.
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