September 21, 2017
Modesto parents are upset that their 5-year-old son’s “pretend play” resulted in him being suspended from school, and said they want the disciplinary action removed from his permanent record.
Jackson Riley attends the Great Valley Academy public charter school in Modesto and was suspended for a day for making terrorist threats, TV station Fox 40 reported.
The incident occurred Aug. 31, Jackson’s father, Ian Riley, told The Bee. He got a call from the school saying the kindergartner had refused to take off his backpack and, when asked why, said there was a bomb in it that would explode if he did so.
Riley said he was asked to pick up Jackson, who would be given a one-day suspension. “I said, I’ll come get him, but I’m not sure what a suspension will do for a 5-year-old. They said, ‘It’s what we have to do.'”
This article was posted: Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 8:10 am