Ontario family in shock after hate letter targets teen with autism, community unites
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NEWCASTLE, Ontario - Ontario police are investigating a letter sent to a woman caring for an autistic child by another woman who wanted the "wild animal kid" out of her neighborhood.
The hateful letter was reportedly sent last week to a resident of Newcastle, Ont., just east of Toronto, targeted at 13-year-old Max, who stays at his grandmother's house during the summer, according to CityNews.
The letter reads, in part, "I also live in this neighborhood and have a problem!!!! You have a kid that is mentally handicapped and you consciously decided that it would be a good idea to live in close proximity neighborhood like this????"
Mobile users can view the letter here: http://bit.ly/1eXPTAl
The letter was tweeted by Lennon and Maisy, who star on ABC's Nashville. The letter has been retweeted more than 4,000 times.
A close family friend has an autistic boy and this was an anonymous letter slipped under her door. This is real. pic.twitter.com/VyRb2oqPrG— Lennon and Maisy (@lennonandmaisy) August 19, 2013
Thank you so much for the love you've shown to Max. Making positive change:) #love4maxwell— Lennon and Maisy (@lennonandmaisy) August 19, 2013
Durham Regional Police told Yahoo! Canada News that a report was filed on Friday and an investigation is ongoing.
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