“Knights don’t need n------" was spray painted on the home of Isaac Phillips, a 13-year-old biracial football player, last Friday morning in Lunenburg, Mass.
Lunenburg High School's nickname is the "Blue Knights."
The FBI and local police are investigating the incident, which has been deemed a "hate crime."
“I’m frustrated that someone would use that word in 2013. I thought we moved on from this,” the boy's father Anthony Phillips told CBS Boston (video below).
Superintendent of Schools Loxi Jo Calmes postponed Friday night's football game and the rest of this season until someone on the team or at the school comes forward.
"Obviously they aren't going to come forward in a group setting like that," Phillips' mother Andrea Brazier told theSentinel & Enterprise. "I don't think postponing the game is enough, to be honest. I don't know what should happen but it's clear this isn't the first time."
"My son doesn't want to go to school there anymore. He says he wants to go to Leominster," added Brazier. "I told him to sleep on it, but he's made up his mind that he never wants to go back to that school."
Brazier says that her son's football equipment has been repeatedly stolen and the tires on his bike have been slashed.
"This brazen attack on the home of a high school football player warrants everyone’s condemnation," said Robert Trestan of the New England regional director of the Anti-Defamation League. "All of us should be disturbed by this case. Our children retreat to their homes every day because of the safety it offers. Too often, hate crimes shatter our communities’ sense of safety."
Sources: CBS Boston and Sentinel & Enterprise