Young Boy Accused of Making Terrorist Threats has Incident Removed from Official Record

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MODESTO — A 5-year-old Modesto boy accused of making terrorist threats has had the incident removed from his record.

Jackson Riley’s parents met with officials from his school, Great Valley Charter, on Friday.

School administrators say Jackson told his teacher he had a bomb in his backpack.

The school then 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 argued he’s just 5 years old and was just playing around.

Jackson’s father told FOX40 he and his wife have two children at Great Valley Charter and want to stay there. Jackson’s parents also said they were appreciative of how the school was willing to work with the family.

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