Lunenberg football player’s home vandalized with ‘racial graffiti,’ police say

Police are searching for those responsible for vandalizing the home of a Lunenburg High School student and football player with “racial graffiti,” Lunenburg Police Chief James Marino said.

Upon learning of the vandalism, School Superintendent Loxi Jo Calmes said school administrators and football coaches indefinitely postponed Friday’s varsity game against Oakmont Regional.

“We had to postpone tonight’s football game as a result of an offense directed against a member of the football program,” Calmes wrote in a statement Friday. “We have declined to release more details to enable the school administration to conduct an appropriate investigation.”

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“The coaches and school administration all felt that it would be inappropriate to play the game tonight, before more facts could be ascertained regarding this incident which just came to light today,” she added.

Marino said his police department has notified the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Worcester County district attorney’s office.

“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,” Marino said in a statement Saturday afternoon. “The nature of this crime has deeply impacted the team, the school, and the entire community.”

No additional information was provided. Telephone calls and emails to Calmes and Marino were not answered.