A noose found at the Rocky Mountain Fire Academy in Denver, Colorado earlier this year has sparked an investigation and calls for punishment. The facility, which trains firefighters from Denver and Aurora, is physically located in Denver.
Officials have apparently identified the firefighter involved and are contemplating what to do in terms of punishment or sensitivity training. The firefighter claims it was a joke related to him being assigned to undergo training, and was not racially motivated. However, the historical connection between the noose and racism makes it difficult for officials to ignore. For more on the story: