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Lunenburg Ends High School Football Season After Racist Graffiti

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Lunenburg school officials have forfeited the remainder of the high school's football games, including the traditional Thanksgiving Day game, after racist graffiti was spray-painted on a young player's home.

Superintendent Loxi Jo Calmes also confirmed Monday that an investigation is underway into alleged racist slurs by Lunenburg players directed at Worcester South High football players earlier this season.

Someone painted racist graffiti including the N-word last week on the home of 13-year-old Isaac Phillips, who plays on Lunenburg High School's freshman and junior varsity football teams. Isaac's father is black and his mother is white.

The Anti-Defamation League has said it was a hate crime.

Police say the investigation into the racist graffiti is ongoing with help from the FBI. Chief James Marino would not speculate on who is responsible.

This program aired on November 19, 2013. The audio for this program is not available.

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