Lunenburg High School has cancelled the remainder of their football season after one of their players found racist graffiti on the side of their house.
13-year-old Isaac Phillips, who comes from a multiracial family, was shocked to find the message "Knights don't need n******" spray-painted on his home. The Blue Knights is the nickname of the school's football team.
Isaac spoke out about the awful incident, saying:
"I don't really understand why someone would even do something like this. I have two younger brothers and another sister. This is our house, this is where we live. Eventually, they're going to see it."
Apparently this isn't an isolated incident either, as Isaac has endured hazing bullying such as having his cleats thrown in the garbage and having his bike tires slashed.
The Lunenburg Public Schools system also released a statement that read:
"As a community we offer our deepest support to the player and his family and want to emphasize that Lunenburg is an inclusive supportive community, and this is not the sort of behavior we foster or tolerate. The nature of this crime has deeply impacted the team, the school and the entire community."
The school is definitely not taking the situation lightly, as they are currently having local and federal officials investigate who is behind the disgusting act.
Hopefully Isaac and his family are able to stay strong for the time being and the perpetrator will eventually be brought to justice.