An autistic boy got a hate letter that police in Canada are now investigating, according to reports on Monday.
The letter, which was written anonymously by a neighbor, told the boy he is a “a hindrance to everyone,” according to USA Today. It also urged 13-year-old Maxwell Begley to “move or” the parents should “euthanize him.”
The letter was slipped under the door of grandmother Brenda Millson’s home on Friday in Newcastle, Ontario, some 50 miles from Toronto.
The noises made by Begley, it added, “scares the hell out of my normal children!!!!!!! When you feel your idiot kid needs fresh air, take him to our park you dope!!!”
“It made me sick to my stomach to think that somebody hated my son that much and they didn’t even know him,” family member Karla Begley told the Toronto Star. “But they just hated him because he was different. That’s the only reason they had to hate him.”