The Lunenburg story is getting uglier–and dumber.
First the ugly: The mother, who was one of the most aggressive accusers against the (allegedly) racist football team, turns out to be the lead suspect in the “racist graffiti” case.
On Monday, Nov. 25, police asked Brazier to come to the Lunenburg Police Station to meet with investigators.
When Brazier arrived she started the conversation by telling police “she was done with the whole incident.” She said she had painted over the graffiti and she no longer wanted to participate in the police investigation, saying she could not sleep at night and the events were “ripping her family apart.”
When police told Brazier that they had no leads and would have to re-start the investigation, Brazier said her son was thriving in his new school and repeated that she wanted the investigation to end.
During this conversation an FBI agent told Brazier that the reason she wanted the investigation to stop was because she was the one who spray painted the graffiti on the house. Brazier replied, “OK.”
When Brazier was asked if her husband or son spray painted the graffiti she said, “No.” Brazier was emotionally upset and crying and told authorities they “did not understand,” according to the affidavit.
Police announced tonight she is the primary suspect. “All the evidence leads back to the house,” according to a spokesman for the Lunenburg PD.
Among that evidence:
one can of Krylon Indoor/Outdoor spray paint and one can of Krylon Fusion spray paint…On Monday, Nov. 18, FBI agents observed two burnt aerosol cans in a fire pit outside the home, according to the affidavit.
Doesn’t look good for the Phillips family –particularly the dad who says the accusations “prove the whole town is racist!”
Now the dumb:
School administrators cancelled the rest of the football team’s season–which looked dumb then, but looks even dumber now that the team has been cleared. Townspeople, coaches and players begged them to change their minds, but the superintendent and school committee were too cowardly.
Now, with egg splattered all over their faces, the Lunenburg administrators STILL INSIST they did the right thing!
“I never looked at the cancellations as punishment, although it was certainly viewed that way by many. In the end, the safety of students and attendees at the games was deemed as of paramount importance. At no time did I or any employee of the schools indict or implicate players,” said Lunenburg Superintendent of Schools Loxi Jo Calmes.
Lunenburg’s superintendent and high school principal defended the decision to cancel the rest of the football season amid allegations against the players of writing racist graffiti.
“I thought would I have brought my own kids to that game? And the answer is no way. Why? Because it wasn’t safe to play,” Principal Brian Spadafino said.
The Lunenburg high football game “wasn’t safe?” From what–marauding bands of spray-painters? Hordes of KKK members?
Principal Spadafino, if you were really too afraid to take your family to a high school football game because of a graffito, you should seek professional help.
I wrote at the time that the decisions made by Lunenburg officials were pure cowardice. And now, with full knowledge of the circumstances, they have confirmed it. These people are shameless cowards.
It’s up to the people of Lunenburg to make them feel ashamed.