Investigators target teen’s mom in racist graffiti probe
Investigators are looking closely at the mother of a Lunenburg teen whose home had racist graffiti sprayed on it last month, according to court documents.
LUNENBURG, Mass. —Investigators are looking closely at the mother of a Lunenburg teen whose home had racist graffiti sprayed on it last month, according to court documents.
According to the search warrant, Isaac Phillip’s mother, Andrea Brazier, replied “OK” when an FBI agent said she was the one who spray painted graffiti on the house.
The documents also claim Brazier made false statements and then asked them to stop the investigation.
Police took a bag of evidence out of the home where “Knights Don’t Need (N-Words)” was spray-painted on the family’s home. Phillips, who’s biracial, plays football for the Lunenburg Blue Knights.
According to the search warrant, two cans of spray paint and ammunition were found in home.
“You’re not going to get anything from me besides no comment. I already said everything I had to say,” the teen’s father, Antony Phillips, said.
The family posted a “No Trespassing” sign on their property, and the once-outspoken Phillips aren’t talking anymore.
From the start, they blamed hateful spray paint on their 13-year old son’s football team. They said he was hazed because he is bi-racial.
The town held a vigil, and the district canceled all future football games. Investigators have since cleared the team, saying they weren’t involved.
“I think it’s kind of gross what they did and how they stood back and watched us all take the blame. It wasn’t anyone on the football team, and everyone’s affected by it,” football player Gregg McGrath said.
When police showed up on the Phillips’ doorstep with a search warrant Tuesday, members of the football team, along with others in the community, stood outside to watch.
Police won’t say what they were looking for in the home, only that they are in the midst of the investigation and determined to bring it to a close.
Officials spent an hour inside the home Tuesday.