The parents of a five-year-old boy are fighting back over the decision of an elementary school to suspend their child for making “terroristic threats” after he joked about having a bomb in his backpack, 100% Fed Up reports.
Jackson Riley, a resident of Modesto, Calif., had told his teacher that his backpack contained a bomb.
The boy also said that he couldn’t take off his backpack because the bomb would explode if he did. The teacher eventually checked his bag and found nothing.
The incident prompted school officials of the Great Valley Academy to send the boy’s parents a letter saying their son violated school policy when he “intentionally engaged in harassment, threats, or intimidation” and for that he was suspended.
Officials later amended the letter to apply to a code of making terrorist threats.
Jackson’s parents explained that the boy is only five years old and was just playing around. They’re also concerned that the suspension would have a lingering impact on the child.