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Hate Letter Targets Autistic Teen and His Family

Outline
Circulating message features a venomous and hate filled letter sent to the family of a teenager with Autism.



Brief Analysis
Sadly, the letter is all too real. It was delivered anonymously to the grandmother of a young teenager with severe autism. The family lives in Ontario, Canada. Police are investigating.

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Detailed Analysis


This message, which is going viral via social media, features a venomous letter sent to the family of a severely disabled teenager. The letter complains bitterly about the noise made by the boy and suggests that the family either move from the area and "live in a trailer in the woods" or euthanize him.

Unfortunately, the appalling letter is real and was sent anonymously to a Newcastle, Ontario family. CityNews reports:
A family is in shock and a community has united after an anonymous hate letter was written about a young boy living with severe autism.

Karla Begley told CityNews her son Max, 13, stays with his grandmother in the morning during the summer time. It was at that home in Newcastle where letter was delivered on Friday.
CJAD Local News notes:
An Ontario woman whose autistic grandson was the target of a hateful letter is describing the words written as sickening.

Brenda Millson says she opened her mail on Friday to find a letter that tells her family to "go live in a trailer in the woods,'' and even suggests her 13-year-old grandson be euthanized.

She says she immediately reported the letter to police.

At the time of writing, it is still unclear who wrote the disgraceful letter.

Thankfully, the outraged community has come out in a public display of support for the family and are intent on outing the perpetrator.

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Last updated: August 20, 2013
First published: August 20, 2013
By Brett M. Christensen
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References
Family in shock after hate letter targets teen with autism
Ontario police probe hateful letter sent to autistic child's family
Outrage as hate letter written to autistic teen's family suggests they 'do the right thing' and euthanize him




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