A mother has learned the hard way just how unsafe a child can be when the state gets involved after her 8-year-old son was kidnapped by police, put in restraints, and forcefully injected with a sedative after acting out on his first day of school.
Debbie Kiroff is now looking for answers after her son endured horrific abuse at the hands of those who claim to protect.
"They know he's a runner," she told CBC Toronto. "When I first brought him to the school, I said to them, 'He likes to run. That's his release.'"
Earlier this month, the principal at Holland Landing Public School called her to let her know her son's behavior was "escalating." However, she never expected what came next.
"He usually runs to the same spot near the little forest that they go to for day trips," Kiroff said of the place her son runs to find his peace. This time, however, after he ran off, the police were called in.
According to Kiroff, she says it all began over an argument with another boy about who should be able to use a computer.